Election day in Newburyport, MA and it’s raining.
Well, it’s not only raining, but it’s pouring.
Which traditionally means that people are more likely not to vote, because who wants to go out in the literally pouring rain?
To see the weather forecast, press “WEATHER” at the top right hand side of the Newburyport Blog. It will take you to the weather channel and you can see all kinds of nifty stuff, like the radar, and when the rain is going to let up.
The good news is that the rain is supposed to let up by 3 pm this afternoon, and stop around 5 pm.
That gives folks in town an un-drenched time to go vote later in the day.
And it also gives folks coming home from work an un-drenched time to vote before the polls close at 8 PM.
After the polls close at 8 PM, I am going to wander down to Newburyport City Hall. And after our Newburyport City Clerk, Richard Jones, most graciously gives me a copy of the “unofficial results” of the election, I will post them on the Newburyport Blog.
I am also going to try and scan the paper that our city clerk gives me, so that folks can see the exact break down of the election results.
It would be lovely to be able to have a “virtual vote.” You can go and practice voting on Tom Salemi’s Blog, Newburyport Posts. Tom has a break-down of the candidates and what they are running for.
It doesn’t count though as the real thing.
The most official version of who is running for what is from the Newburyport City Clerk’s office (PDF Version). You can print it out, mark it up, and take it with you when you go vote today.