May 29, 2010
Two days ago I wrote about Idaho’s excessive number of elections, and how hard it is for voters to find their polling place at any given time.
There is a tiny blurb in today’s paper about voting on how to use school funds. If voters in Meridian, ID agree to move money from the facility levy to the operations budget, Meridian teachers will only take a 3.6% pay cut; if we don’t, then they’ll take a 6.8% pay cut. If you missed the blurb, you may hear about it on the news; or if you have children in school, they may bring home a flyer. Otherwise, good luck finding out about it.
The election is slated for June 8, 2010—exactly 2 weeks after the statewide elections!
I vote we STOP HAVING MULTIPLE ELECTIONS, AND GIVE THE MONEY WE SAVE TO THE SCHOOL DISTRICTS!
(Or I will, if I can find my polling place, of course.)