Exercising my Franchise

Wednesday, October 17, 2012


This will be going out in today's mail, along with my Hot Daughter's ballot. The Smart Man prefers to vote in person, and will be participating in early voting at our local polling place.

Voting is my right, guaranteed by the Constitution. It is the way in which I give voice to my values, priorities, and concerns. It's a responsibility of citizenship, and while the media saturation that comes with living in a swing state during the election season makes me want to set my hair on fire, I wouldn't trade it for any other system. Nor will I give in to cynicism or despair and abrogate my duty by failing to vote in each and every election for which I'm eligible to vote.

Go. Vote. Be heard.


7 comments:

Juan Federico said...

Fuckin A. And I voted Monday. :)

Stacey said...

I'm so glad to see you got yours. Means mine should be in today's mail. So glad Colorado has the mail in ballot.

Carol Elaine said...

I'm a vote-in-person kinda gal and am looking forward to exercising my franchise on November 6 (I like to vote on Election Day, too - I'm weird that way).

Janiece said...

Carol, you're not weird. The process matters.

I started voting by mail when I became an election judge, so my vote would already be cast when I went in to man my station on Election Day.

Anne C. said...

I am also glad to have the mail in ballot, especially since I'll be traveling that day.

I like being able to sit down and go through all the minutiae of the judges and initiatives and what all instead of creating a cheat sheet. But I do miss the thrill of going into the voting booth.

Dana Teel said...

Better not forget a 1st class postage or your vote will not count! LOL I mailed my ballot in Monday. I have discharged my civic responsibility.

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