Does your vote count? YES – especially in this very critical election year. The character of the person who becomes President makes a difference in the direction and tenor of the federal government, and this trickles down to the state, county and local levels.
Your participation also makes a difference within you–in your feelings about government and your willingness to fight for change. Casting your vote is the first step in empowering yourself to play an active part in governing this country. So on Tuesday, November 8:
This is a related post from last November:
On Election Day I get up as usual at 5am, dress and prepare breakfast. By then it is 5:45am and time to vote. I get to my polling place just before the doors open at 6am–usually it is pretty quiet, but for some recent Presidential elections there’s been a line around the building. The atmosphere is relaxed, friendly and a little sleepy (that may just be me). I do my civic duty and leave. Then I reward myself with a doughnut or slice of pie with my breakfast.
It is a small ritual, but one that I look forward to each year. The most important thing about a voting ritual? Having one!