Since this is being written several hours before the polls are closed, why not look back at some of the events of the past several months on the campaign trail.
And since I don’t know the outcome, some of the things I may think are weird, could actually turn out to be productive for a particular candidate.
With time ticking down until the polls close, let us get begin.
First, has there ever been such a quiet election season, especially during a countywide election?
No one I have talked to have ever heard so little about an election season.
During a time in which there seems to be so much discontent, wouldn’t you expect a lot of voters to come out to the polls?
While we won’t know until the doors closed at 6 p.m., early indications are that few people took the time to come to the party.
Second, in races which mean so much, it appears candidates were less likely to spend a lot of money.
Maybe it is the economy. Maybe it is some candidates are hedging a bet that they will win the primary and then have to run another race in the fall.
People accuse the newspapers from making a killing during elections. That isn’t always the truth.
The most surprising thing is that some of these county jobs -- such as county judge and jailer -- are over $90,000 a year.
Yet, many of the candidates for countywide offices spend little more than purchasing some campaign signs.
I expected to see some TV advertising on the state Senate race but in my flipping through the cable channels I didn’t see any.
Another interesting point is the varied advertising avenues taken this year.
I’ve never seen so many candidates standing on street corners waving to passing motorists.
And the badge-shaped signs of Dion Collins were very unique and eye-catching.
Of course we had the normal barrage of signs on just about anything that moved - or didn’t move.
The trick now is for everyone to get out and pick up their signs now that the election is over.
One thing that didn’t change this time - which is for the good - is that there really wasn’t a lot of mud-slinging - at least not out in public.
It seemed to be very professional, especially at the various forums which were held.
The question is by the time you read this, who will be the survivors?
I guess we’ll all find out at the same time. And starting thinking about the fall.
Maybe more will come to that election party.