I voted last Thursday. Despite how much I trust our mailman, I was determined to deposit my ballot in an official ballot box. The nearest one was at Cambridge City Hall, 1.2 miles away. It was a crystal-clear-fall day, so I decided to walk.
Actually, I meandered. I think I stopped at every brilliant red maple tree. I definitely stopped at the beautiful dahlias taking their last stand. I read restaurant menus and store closing signs. I smiled at everyone (although I’m not sure if people can tell you if are smiling when you are wearing a mask).
At City Hall, there was no sign directing voters to the box. Luckily, a man who saw me holding two ballot envelopes asked if I was trying to vote and directed me to the back of the building. There were no signs there either, but I spied a box about the size of a fire-hydrant that said “official ballot box” and deposited our votes.
In these uncertain times, I want to be sure that my vote is counted. Please make sure that yours is too.