The city of Ann Arbor emailed me to tell me that my ballot was processed and counted, and told me to go to https://www.a2gov.org/departments/city-clerk/Elections/Pages/A2Votes.aspx for my "social media ready 'I voted' sticker."
I guess I'm posting this because I'm just tickled that "social media ready" = "it's a jpeg that you can have"
I wrote a handy webapp (TM) that tells you whether it's Wednesday morning https://matt.istheguy.com/is_it_wednesday_morning_yet.html
Feel free to use it in any projects, but if you want to use it to make money, it'd be polite to let me know.
If you read this and you are currently feeling hopeless, here's a more solution-oriented article https://thecorrespondent.com/757/four-radical-ways-the-media-can-protect-us-democracy-from-trump/966230639528-6c309d72
Always nice to know how we look to the rest of the world https://thecorrespondent.com/698/dear-news-media-stop-covering-the-us-as-if-its-a-democracy/890923363792-0ab909dd
Ok I've mostly locked in my ballot.
I still haven't picked a circuit court judge, and I don't think I will. They both look great.
For school board, @Simon 's mom likes Angie Smith and Jeff Gaynor but hasn't decided on a third yet, so I've got those two filled in, and I guess I'll take some time to look up what I can about the remaining 7 candidates.
Ok, I get it now; proposal B (Ann Arbor 2020) has a context. Historically, the city has built new sidewalks by charging adjacent property owners.
If proposal B passes, the city will have a few years during which it can add new sidewalks with tax revenue instead, and it's part of the city's efforts to discourage driving and encourage walking.
As a citizen who walks everywhere and almost never drives, I am in favor.
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