What is Tuesday, Nov. 2, 2010?  Right!  It’s Election Day!  At least, I hope that everyone registered to vote knows that it’s Election Day.  With all the political ads for and against candidates, how could anyone not know? 

One can vote early (through Oct. 28) if so inclined.  A friend tried to convince me to vote early, but I told her I preferred to wait and vote on Election Day at my polling place.  My friend thought for a minute, then said that she hoped none of the candidates she voted for did anything foolish before Nov. 2, making her regret having voted early. Oh well!  Such is life!

In my opinion, one faces an election again in which one is forced to vote for the lesser of the evils or just vote along party lines rather than vote for someone who stands out in intelligence, ethics and concern for the welfare of citizens.  Most of the candidates seem focused mainly on their political careers and party affiliations.  I do understand that candidates have to do what they can to get elected, but the childish, mean-spirited attacks candidates are making on one another is discouraging.

It took the U.S.A. a long time to amend its Constitution to give African Americans and then females the right to vote (15th and 19th Amendments).  My mom appreciated this right and walked to her voting place to vote in every election, no matter what the weather.  So, ladies and gentlemen, if you’re a registered voter, don’t forget to vote.

Peggy Tarr

Peggy Tarr has been a columnist for the Evanston RoundTable since its founding in 1998. Born in Bruce Springsteen's hometown of Freehold, New Jersey, she graduated from Rutgers University with a degree...