You should have received your ballot in the mail, and you have until November 5th to get it back into the mail or a handy ballot drop box.
This year we don’t get to vote for Obama, gay marriage or pot. But that doesn’t mean it’s a slow news cycle! Washington has the opportunity to be the first state in the nation to label genetically modified foods (take that, Monsanto!) if we pass Initiative 522 (and accomplish what California couldn’t last year). There’s also a contentious school board race, the mayoral race, public financing of campaigns and a chance to smack down yet another Tim Eyman initiative.
Back in the old days, I used to vote using a combination of The Stranger’s endorsement list, a pint of beer and common sense. While I still heartily recommend all three, I also now lean on DOUG., whom I recently learned is from the ‘hood. Since 2008, DOUG. has been publishing his own voter’s guide from right here in the heart of Wallingford. It’s insightful. It’s funny. And it includes humorous photos (this year, Ann Landers, Teen Wolf and Mr. Peanut all have cameos). Thanks DOUG., for taking the time to research the issues so that we don’t have to!