I got my absentee ballot today to vote in the U.S. elections.  It cracks me up every time I get one of these things–to see the strange things I’m able to vote for.  All I care about is the presidential vote, but here are some of the stranger positions I could influence if I so chose:

  • Board members for the U of Michigan, Michigan State U, and Wayne State U.;
  • Sheriff;
  • County Clerk/Register of Deeds (I have no clue what that means!);
  • I’ve seen something about the county librarian in the past, but that position isn’t on this year’s ballot;
  • and my all-time favourite:  County Drain Commissioner!