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To vote, or not to vote.

Posted by Sandra on October 23, 2008

That is the question.  No – I don’t mean not to vote at all, I mean to vote on the actual Election Day.

I got my forms in the mail to vote via paper ballot and mail it in.

Something seems really anticlimactic about it all though.

I mean, since I was 18, I have voted in every election.  There’s just some, well, feeling, about being involved in the process, being there on that hectic day, waiting in line, and walking into that little private booth.  The right that I am given as an American, to make the choice that could change the course of our country. 

Sticking an envelope in the mailbox just doesn’t have the same effect.

However, should I choose to go to the polls in November, I will be bringing two little girls, one permanently attached to my hip and the other tugging on my shirt, clinging tightly to my leg.  I will have to wait in a line that could last hours (okay, Ohio has some issues here… maybe they’ll have them fixed but I’m not holding my breath)… with a bunch of grumpy people who probably wished they’d mailed in their ballots.

Sigh.  That feeling.  I don’t think I can miss that indescribable feeling.   I think will have to toss this ballot, shredded, into the trash and brave weather, friend, and foe to get to the polls.

I hope every educated voter joins me.


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