Tuesday, November 2, 2010

American privilege

Today is that time of year again. 
Which means it's time for our annual "we voted" photo... 
and my annual "proud to be an American and have the privilege to vote" speech. 
Except you've already heard it... so I'll give you a break :).

This morning, hubby and I were at the polls within an hour of it opening.
Hubby with his little mail-in, me with my practice packet.
It's a routine for us.
This year, I picked up an extra sticker for my sister -- who was forced to vote absentee since she doesn't live in the county -- and took it up to her [and visited her too ;) ]. She was very excited.
We all wore our stickers proud today.

I hope you voted. 
And not just voted obliviously.
I hope you researched the candidates.

It's so important to know who you're voting for (or not voting for).
It's so important to vote.

I'm thankful for the opportunity to vote.


  1. I love that you have the same opinions as me regarding going to the polling place in person - I love it. I do, however, keep my registration at my parents' address rather than mine because I don't like being the only person in my political party at the polling place - they give me weird looks and make a fuss over it.

  2. We just had our "voting occasion" 2 weeks ago here in Alberta.
    Completely agree with you...voting is Important....and what an opportunity!
    Happy rest of the week to you...and love your voter's smile:))))

  3. Oh cool Dawn! Isn't it a neat opportunity? Even if I don't always love the results :)
    Lindsey - that is understandable and acceptable :)