Some people will start to pay attention to a local election after Labor Day. Some people will start around Columbus Day. Some people will wait until Halloween. Some people will remember that there was an election after it’s over. And some people will never think about it at all.
There’s an old joke that only 50% of us vote but 100% of us complain between elections. Neither of those numbers would stand up to scrutiny, of course. The number of people who vote is much less than 50%. And it isn’t likely that 100% of us will complain. Some of us won’t be paying attention, not even enough attention for that. Like a lot of old jokes, that one has a basis in truth. And, like a lot of old jokes, it isn’t funny.