Every Vote Matters

Bold Strokes Books Authors' Blog

BY KI THOMPSON

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About a week ago, Maryland held its gubernatorial primary election. Kathi and I had voted early because we worked as judges for the board of elections that day. We take voting seriously, even though Maryland is a blue state and the county we live in is especially blue. However, prior to our current governor, Maryland had a Republican in office (the first since Spiro Agnew), so it is still possible for Maryland to go in either direction.

It was disheartening then, to say the least, to witness the extremely low voter turnout – 22% of eligible voters showed up to cast their ballots. I was at our voting location from 6:00 am to 9:00 pm and was able to read most of a more than 400 page book on the Civil War. According to the Washington Post, Maryland had a 40% turnout for its primary in 1994…

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I have been taking photos for the last 40 years and sharing them with friends and family. Recently I took the plunge to share them with a wider audience. You can view my photos on Facebook- https://www.facebook.com/kathiandkim, my purchase site-http://kathi-isserman.artistwebsites.com or here. I hope you enjoy viewing them, and please let me know what you think.
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