I’m a big fan of voting. My parents started taking me into polling booths with them when I was an infant. I’ve never not voted in an election–even in off-year elections. I remember voting absentee from my hut in northern Namibia when I studied abroad there in 1999–and it was just for Bangor City Council. I even had the opportunity to be an international election observer in Namibia’s 1999 presidential elections–the second-ever free elections there post-apartheid.
So, we have the chance to vote for our favorite Portland-area music thanks to The Portland Phoenix. I think you should vote for whoever you like, but I do have some favorites! You can vote once a day until May 18th. Vote here: http://contests.thephoenix.com/bmp/portland/2012/vote/new-act