Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Let's Talk About Voting

2 weeks to until we (American citizens) take to the polls to vote.
I am proud to say I have voted in every November election since turning 18 years old, many of the primaries too.

My most memorable voting experience was in 2000. Matthew was with me at 2 years old and I was 7.5 months pregnant with Jacob, and I was HUGE! I stood in a long line for about 20 minutes, nearly ready to pass out (I know not very long, but did I mention I was HUGE). Then a man insisted I just step to the front of the line, finally walking me pass all the people waiting for well over an hour. He explained to the registar I should vote now. She allowed me, I thanked the gentleman and I voted.

Here's a fun little quiz:

You Should Be Allowed to Vote

You got 14/15 questions correct.

Generally speaking, you're very well informed.

If you vote this election, you'll know exactly who (and what) you'll be voting for.

You're likely to have strong opinions, and you have the facts to back them up.

Should You Be Allowed to Vote?

Not sure which question I got wrong. I'll have to figure it out.

Please take the time to vote. It is an act that many people do not have the opportunity to take in our world. Every vote counts.

There is plenty of time to get an absentee ballot. Mine came today in the mail. I will sit down with my boys so we can talk about the process and why I'm voting for who or what proposal. I believe it is important to show my boys this great privilege we have in our country.

Well, are you ready to vote?


Anonymous said...

I got 11/15. Unfortunately I'm Canadian and can't vote for your President.

Phyllis said...

I got 15 out of 15. Of course, I have 2 degrees in political science, which means I'm supposed to pay attention.

It is our right to vote, but more than anything, it is our responsibility. No vote = no right to complain.

Anonymous said...

Josh and I got out ballots in the mail the other day, we're sending them back soon...just have to fill them out.

This is my second election, and the second time I'm voting. It's still somewhat confusing to me, but at least I'm informed on the presidential candidates. I did some research on the Monroe County candidates also today.

Angie Weid said...

@Jacki - Impressive job on the quiz.

@Phyllis - 2 degrees in PoliSi. Why aren't you running for office?

@Stevie - Good job getting your vote in. Mine ballot is going in the mail tomorrow.