Here we are. Just after midnight on the final day of campaigning. In just under 24 hours, I will be legally obliged to stop campaigning and sit back and wait.
So how do I intend to use these last few, precious hours? I guess I should start by getting a good night’s sleep, but I’m almost tempted to pull an all-nighter and contact electors through social media. Throughout this campaign, I’ve been too shy or humble to ask people to actually vote for me. When I started handing out my business cards, my message was, “I don’t care who you vote for; just get out and vote.” Not anymore. I have a real, solid shot at winning this race. I’ve demonstrated my communication skills. I think that I even surprised myself a bit with my public speaking skills. My blog and website speak for themselves. This may be the best campaign website of any candidate in Parksville, Qualicum Beach, Area E, Area F or Area G, and my activity on social media is beyond that of any other candidate in the same areas.
My plans for the last 24 include contacting voters by telephone and Facebook to say, “vote for me, and tell everyone you know to vote for me”. At this point, door to door is just too time consuming. I may try and hand out postcards at a few local businesses. I’m scheduled to attend a tweetup in Nanaimo tomorrow to network with Nanaimo candidates and business leaders. Oh, and I have to run errands: buy dog food, pick up pay cheque and return a library book.