Editor’s Note: The following was written by Harold Leeder, editor-in-chief of The New Circle Circular, Lexington’s #1 source of fake news you can’t count on.
KSR gave me 4 hours of paid leave today to get out there and vote, and like any good citizen I wanted to vote early and vote often. Unfortunately, I was only able to vote 6 times before I had to come back to work.
I learned a lot about statewide elections today since I was able to participate in half of a non-baker’s dozen of them. Hopefully, you can take what I learned today and apply them to when elections actually count for something in November.
Lesson 1: There are no bathrooms in the voting booths and the staff gets mad if they have to clean up after you. Pro Tip: Go before you get in line.
Lesson 2: An Inez Subway stamp card counts as a voter ID in Martin County.
Lesson 3: The choice isn’t always yours, you can pick your candidates but you can’t pick your seat. Many precincts don’t take reservations, the first voting hostess I met kept saying “Sir come this way, your booth is over there,” um thanks but no thanks I don’t want to have to wait I’ll just sit at the bar.
Lesson 4: If you see people wearing an “I voted” bracelet in Louisville, it only means they voted in the statewide election today. Unfortunately, the color of the bracelets are not an indication of what base they’re willing to go to with you.
Lesson 5: Dress for the job you have, don’t dress for the candidate you want. Kudos to 3 separate election officials I saw in Lexington that detained voters wearing a sweet leather jacket within 100 feet of a polling place. Rules are rules, and technically this counts as a campaign violation for Amy McGrath.
Lesson 6: There is nowhere to write in your opinion on Outback vs. Buffalo Wild Wings!!