Ian came along and watched. A real-life Civics lesson for him. We talked about how important it is to vote. I explained that this is something very special that he will get to do when he is older.
This morning at the polling location where we went, they said that in the first 2 hours they had already had 200 people casting votes. That is great and way more than the last election.
I am so glad to see people getting out and voting. It is so important for us to do.
On the ballot were people running for the School Board, City Council, State legislatures, Congress – Senate and House members, and the President and Vice President. Quite a variety of people to choose from.
A cool thing was that some of the local candidates were there to greet voters and say thank you for coming out to vote. That was a really nice touch. I was very impressed and talked to a few of them.
Please be sure to vote between now and November 6, which is Election Day. May the best candidates win!
A few quotes about voting:
“Every election is determined by the people who show up.” — Larry J. Sabato
“Do the unexpected. Take 20 minutes out of your day, do what young people all over the world are dying to do: vote.” — Rick Mercer