We are now just days away from this provincial election campaign finally coming to a close. Even though it hasn’t been a long campaign for me it seems like it lasted forever.
This is the first time in all my years of both covering elections and voting in elections that I can remember having voter fatigue. Part of the reason for that has been the incessant calling and non-stop door knocking at times that just weren’t suitable. I’ve had survey companies call me at 10 o’clock at night asking which way I was leaning. Remember, my day starts at 3:00 AM!
I’ve had candidates’ volunteer teams arrive on my door step early Saturday morning. I’ve actually lost track of how many door knockers have paid me a visit. The three main political parties have stopped by at least four times each, sometimes with the actual candidate in tow but sometimes not.
What I’ve realized during this process is that living in a riding which is highly contested means my door and my phone have become the battleground. I have to be honest, as much as I appreciate the democracy of the entire process, I’m kind of done with all of it right about now.
Just six days left…