Does your favorite two-, four-, six- or eight-legged pet have what it takes to win election as Corrales’ next pet mayor? Nominations are under way now; the top vote-getter will be announced at the Corrales Harvest Festival Sunday, September 25. Candidate applications can be mailed to Pet Mayor Election, 4 Acoma Trail, Corrales NM 87048 or submitted by email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Organizers ask that candidates, or their campaign managers, register at http://www.corralesharvestfestival.com/2022-pet-mayoral-election. Usually voters have favored dogs and horses. Dogs are better at glad-handing than horses. Last year’s winner, James the Peacock, defeated seven other candidates despite his ambivalence about handshaking. This year, Corrales Comment predicts that Kathy Lang’s tarantula will win. Think of all the hands that beautiful arachnid can shake at the same time! Lang had not entered the spider in the pet mayor race at press time.
Dark money, light money, bitcoin, corporate pay-offs —any kind of money can be used to vote your favorite once the election gets under way. As the summer wears on, expect to find ballot cans to stuff at the Sunday Corrales Growers’ Market and inside local businesses.
As in the past, voting is done with dollars. One dollar equals one vote; $10 equals 10 votes. You can vote as often as you like, pouring in as much money as you want.
You can also vote online at the Harvest Festival website, but votes there will cost $2 each.
“This is a fundraiser, and we want to continue raising money for our organizations and activities that benefit the needs of our two-legged and four-legged members of the Corrales community,” said organizer Tracy Stabenow.