this theme for october is VOTE. i figured this would be a chance for me to really dig into the process, take a closer look at everyone from the local officials (do you know who your comptroller is, or what a comptroller does?) to the presidential candidates, dissect things and learn more about how the system really works. along the way, i'll be going off about the issues, what the candidates are saying and what they're not saying, and how things may stack up for the rest of us either way.
i'll be out of town on november 4, so i'm voting in absentia this year for the very first time. figuring out how to do that was a trip and a journey -- they really don't make it easy for you, do they. actually, it was obama's website that challenged anyone to make sure that they were registered to vote that pointed me in the right direction. so there you have it.
oh -- and by the way: a comptroller (a misappropriation of the word controller which the'vey mangled since the 1800s) is the chief accountant, the one who keeps track of the monetary flow and makes sure that everything is on the up and up.