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Despite the gargantuan efforts of LA Blogs, LA Voice, LA Observed and our own contributers to keep us informed, LAist is quite worried that we're going to forget it's an election day tomorrow. Didn't we just vote a couple months ago or something? And what are we voting for anyway? Hasn't Arnold been named King of California at this point?

Karen Grigsby Bates on today's Day to Day
gives a few good reasons why we should care about this election both locally and nationally and also lots of reasons why most of us still won't be at the pols tomorrow.

We like voter fatigue as an excuse better than voter apathy. Truly, we are tired of politics, particularly local politics, when our candidates aren't even any good at getting into fiery policy debates or slinging mud. And just think, after tomorrow, we'll probably have a run-off election in May followed by some kind of special election in November.

It's enough to almost make us fill out an absentee ballot. Well, we'd do that if our arm wasn't already tired from all the voting.