The runoff election for U.S. Senate was a charlie foxtrot in my precinct, apparently, so it’s not terrible that I haven’t voted on Election Day since shortly after the late Mrs. McG and I moved into this house in 2012.
I think the county needs to add more early-voting venues though, and probably look into increasing precinct polling places after recent consolidations — of which one involved my precinct, one of two that had particular issues on Election Day. The population growth here, and the increased voter participation, are conspiring to make previous assumptions about resource adequacy somewhat… inadequate.
At any rate, the campaign ads are gone now, for a few months at least. The email and text spam probably won’t subside for long though. Our excruciating presidential nominating process is explicitly responsible for the endless political seasons in this country, even though down-ballot races don’t need to last anywhere near as long — they do anyway though, because during presidential cycles they have to compete for attention and money.
It’ll be easier to endure the initial stages by adopting an attitude of pox omnibus domibus eorum. Not that they’ll care, or notice.