Yes, that's right: it was election day again for my part of Texas. Only one item on my ballot, however...the election in my precinct was only for one of the "trustees" in the local community college districts -- apparently I'm in district 7 of the community college district. My local school district also had elections, but not in my "place" within the district; other local school districts (we have quite a few) had bond measures today. Also, the local suburbs, or at least some of them, had municipal elections today. But in my precinct, just the one item. I voted a few hours ago, and I was the 13th voter from my precinct...I have no idea how many eligible voters and registered voters live here, but I'm pretty sure it's a lot more than 13. Odds are the turnout will be in the single digits -- I doubt it will be as high as 8%. That's American democracy for you! I have no idea why they don't coordinate this round of elections with either the primary or general elections for most offices, but I can say that there was no visible electioneering that I noticed for the community college board, although there were plenty of yard signs over in the local suburb, where they were electing an Alderman.
Let's see...I voted 52 times in early March, twice in mid-April, and now once more in early May. That's 55 marks on the ballot so far this year.