Candidates should be accessible to voters
Election season is upon us. One of the things we do each year is ask the candidates to fill out a questionnaire, so that voters can get to know them a little better.
And some candidates are fabulous – I had their answers in a matter of hours.
But then there are others, the ones I spend days and weeks chasing, only to hear nothing back. I think it would be easier to corral a posse of feral kittens. And it raises a concern: If they can't be bothered to do a simple questionnaire, what else can't they be bothered with?
Politicians should be accessible to their constituents. Voters, before you choose, try to reach your candidates. If you can get them, great – vote away. But if you can't reach them, maybe it's time to reconsider your vote. Because after all, you are the voter – and the right choice is the one who represents you, listens to your concerns, and returns your phone calls.