When we moved into our new house two years ago, I learned that I was now a permanent absentee voter. It’s kinda nice. On Election Day, I don’t have to worry about getting to the polling place and waiting in line. My voice is heard and it’s all thanks to the US Mail. I do miss getting a little “I Voted”sticker.
So, last night my wife & I sat down to fill out our ballots. This morning I put stamps on the envelopes and dropped them in the mailbox. We are done!
Now I want to tell all the candidates something….Drop me from your mailing list. My mind is made up, my vote is cast. I don’t need anymore of your mail. I don’t need anymore flyers stuck between the screen door and the front door. I don’t need any more RoboCalls. Save your mail budget, save your phone call budget, save a tree. It won’t make one bit of difference.
Aren’t the RoboCalls the worst? One election year I kept track of which candidates I got calls from and how many from each. I voted for the candidates that called the least. I know it’s a crummy way to decide who got my vote, but I felt it was the only way I could protest. The good news, most of the people I voted for lost anyway. And those that did win, won by more than a few votes.
RoboCalls really need a way to be shut off. I mean if these guys and gals want me to hear their pitch they should walk up to my door. I pay for the phone to stay in contact with people I care about, why do I have to pay for their right to bug me? I say, make those calls have an opt in/opt out option… we have to press 1 or press 2 so often on the phone so much anyway what would that hurt?
Every RoboCall should start with the something like “Press One to hear how Candidate X will save your tax dollars, Press Two to tell Candidate X that you don’t can to hear their plan, Press Three to tell Candidate X that you have already voted absentee and they should leave you alone” Of course most people would just press 3 the be done with all those calls regardless of how they vote. I know I would.