November 6, 2012

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i just voted / november 6. 2012

Don't forget to vote today! I'm a pretty passionate person about political issues (not always about the actual politicians). I choose not to 'talk' much about politics here, mostly because I think it's easier for things to get misinterpreted and more difficult to keep disagreements civil when we're not face-to-face... if we were face-to-face you would quickly realize that I am right :) I was lucky enough to turn 18 in an election year, which means that this is my fifth time participating in a presidential election. I'll say that so far I am two for four.

This morning we got up bright and early and voted as a family, Little Smith came along too. I thought it would be important to expose him to the process, instead he came close to commandeering my marker and voiding my ballot. I think I managed to fill in all the right circles. It's always exciting to participate.

VOTE! VOTE! VOTE!

9 comments:

  1. Love that you brought Little Smith-- I brought all 3 of my kids to every election I voted in since they were babies, its a very important thing to pass on! We've always been politically minded {though I try...note, try...not to get political on the blog} & I've also tried to teach the kinder that they need to know what they are voting for & not to get sucked in by politics {its our country, not the Superbowl is a regular mantra at our house-- though I have to say I tend to always vote for one party, because the other candidates seem to me to be mildly insane used car salesmen with an unpleasant dash of sanctimony...but anyway}. This year Thing 1 {my oldest} voted in her first presidential election & we went out to coffee to celebrate!
    Now let the nail biting commence!

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  2. Great that you brought him - and the election is way exciting, I can´t even guess how it´s going to go! :-)

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  3. This election is making me so nervous. I plan on walking up to the school to vote a bit later on and just hoping the lines aren't crazy so Izzy and I can take care of business. Otherwise it'll have to happen once E returns home. I'm very interested to see how it will all turn out.

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  4. We had to absentee ballot, so I couldn't take the littles :( But we always did before! I also turned 18 in time to vote many, many years ago!

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  5. Hooray, hooray! Andrew took our boys too. Then I went back with Emil, so I guess he voted twice!

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  6. I'm waiting for my hubby to get off work, and hopefully we will all head to the polls as a family as well. Don't want to go without the hubs because of the little bit about kids who like to commandeer your writing utensil....

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  7. We, too, got up early and hit the polls first thing as a family. Alice was a big hit with the old folks in the old folks' home! I think her hand got grabbed or her toes got squeezed a dozen times in the 30 minutes we were there.

    I see a late night of poll-watching ahead of us tonight!

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  8. I brought Audrey with me to vote, too! She was dressed as a kitty and several people earnestly asked me why I hadn't washed her face since Halloween. Ha!!

    Your voting stickers in Massachusetts are way cooler than the standard small oval ones we get in North Carolina. Yet another reason I wonder why we're not living in MA.

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