Today is the big day. Voting begins at 7 a.m., Nov. 8, and runs until 8 p.m. While there are no national issues being decided, a number of local elections will be up for consideration.
Are you registered but thinking of blowing it off? Can we guilt you into voting?
A little thing called democracy is at stake here. Anybody who says, “Hey, It’s a free country” and then fails to vote really ought to be tarred and feathered — or at least be the target of a Bronx cheer.
Even worse, any non-voter who complains about the big decisions being made around town by our elected officials should have to work at a voting station at the next general election to form an appreciation for the process.
Back to Election Day …
You can find your local polling place and see exactly what's on your ballot (if you didn't already receive it in the mail), by typing in your address at marinvotes.org.
Check back on Patch after 8 p.m. for live results throughout the evening, until the races are called.
What are we voting for? Let’s check out the ballot.
Novato City Council (Pick three): Manny Fernandez, Jerome Ghigliotti, Madeline Kellner, Eric Lucan, Jeanne MacLeamy, Leslie Peterson Schwarze, Eleanor Sluis.
Novato Sanitary District (pick two): Suzanne Brown Crow, John Coleman, Jean Mariani, Jerry Peters, George Quesada
Novato Fire District (pick three): Gary Butler, Jim Galli, Tomas Kaselionis, Tom Ryan, Lj Silverman
Novato Unified School District (pick four): Debbie Butler, Cindi Clinton, Tom Cooper, Ross Millerick , Nicole Tedeschi Blok, Jeffrey Lee Vaillant
Marin Community College District: (Pick four): Philip J. Kranenburg, Joan Lisetor, Eva Long, James Namnath, Stephanie O'Brien, Peter Romanowsky, Jack Wilkinson.
Study up and make your picks.