Any guesses about what those numbers represent?
They are the number of days until the deadline to register to vote (October 23) in the next election (November 7). To say the stakes are high in the November election is a monumental understatement, so I want to remind (or beg and cajole) everyone to register to vote if you haven’t already. The Secretary of State has made it amazingly easy — you can do the whole thing online. And while you’re clicking your way through the form, consider checking the box for becoming a permanent absentee voter, which is just about the handiest thing since pre-paid parking meter cards.
As a permanent absentee voter, you’ll receive your ballot a couple of weeks before the election, fill it out at your leisure and send it back or drop it off at a polling place on election day. No lines, no hassle finding your polling place, no fuss. And, most important, no excuse for not voting!
This concludes my soapbox speech for the day.