I headed out in the pouring down rain to cast my vote today. In the future I will most definitely vote by mail or participate in the “early vote”, which in our area took place last week.
For the first time in my life I voted electronically. When I lived in Florida I had to use the old “fill in the circle with your pencil” ballot. S0, today I felt high-tech. I’m sure that most states already use the computer-voting system, but it was fun for me to be introduced to it today.
I was able to spend some time with the children today explaining our system of government and what a privilege it is to be able to vote. I also told them how important it is that we make wise choices when casting our vote. I told them that while, most likely, not every candidate I voted for is a Christian, I still voted for the most moral, conservative candidates on the ballot. Since we don’t have a T.V. in our home, we haven’t been subjected to the deluge of the liberal media.
I think that our children often take the freedoms we have for granted. I know I did when I was a child. I’m sure that we will enjoy doing a unit study on the election process in ’08 –if the Lord tarries! 🙂 They will be a bit older and more understanding in two years.
As I’m typing this, it’s 7:03 on the East coast, and the polls have closed. Those of you in the West still have time to cast your vote.
P.S.–Isn’t my voting sticker just PEACHY! :o) I asked the voting attendant if I could have a few of the stickers to take home to my kids. She really hesitated before answering me. I was thinking, “Come on, it’s just a sticker. Do you really think you’re going to run out of them today?” Finally she said she thought it would be o.k. Whew! I would have been in some serious trouble if I came home without stickers!
Sis. Julie says
Sigh 🙁 I didn’t get a voter sticker. I voted by mail. I got the thingy in the mail a few weeks giving me the option to vote by absentee ballot. I didn’t think I’d qualify since I’m healthy and didn’t have anything pressing to keep me from going to the polling place. But it had the option of “No Reason” as a choice so I checked that box and sent it in. Within a few days I had my ballot in the mail. I was able to look up the candidates online and see where they stood on issues that are important to me in order to get my vote and vote for the ones I thought were worthy of my vote. There were many things I just didn’t vote under due to not having a qualified candidate in my opinion…but at least I voted. There are many that just didn’t take the time. How sad!! Oh yeah…and it ended up working out great doing my voting by mail…I didn’t have to endure the yucky weather.
Mrs. C says
Next time I plan on voting ahead like you did. I won’t have to worry about the inclement weather!