Vote, Vote, Vote!

I am not advocating that we take the Chicago approach of “voting early and often.” I would, however, remind you that if you are able to vote and you choose not to, then you should (properly speaking) refrain from complaining about any public policy decision affected by that election until you do vote.

If you are a South Dakotan and have still not looked at the ballot, go to and find out exactly what you will be looking at when you go to your polling place.

My thoughts on the ballot measures/amendments are available via the following links:

Polls are open from 7 am to 7 pm.

I was at my polling place at precisely 7:00 this morning. I was number 7 to vote and the entire voting process (entry, waiting, identification, voting, vote deposit, exit) took 7 minutes. If I were a numerologist, I would get excited about all those sevens. Since I am not, I’ll just say that I am grateful that I still have the right to vote and would encourage all of you who are similarly grateful to exercise that right.