Claire and I voted early…today!
Does your state offer Early Voting? Click on this link to find out.
All this time, I thought “Early Voting” meant “Absentee” or “Mail-in” voting…but it doesn’t! There are polls open at various places around the city where you can vote early!
(Don’t get me wrong. I have nothing against mail-in voting…I used to “Absentee Vote,” but since I only have one child, I wanted to show her what the voting process was like in person…)
Claire and I got right in and right out, and there were no lines. But, it still had the “going to the polls” voting experience feel to it.
There was a reporter for Reuters there, and he took our pictures! It will be interesting to see if they turn up anywhere. [Edited to add: They did! Two photos of us are circulating. How cool!] Claire was SO excited and SO good at the polling place, and she even helped me push the final “button” to cast the vote.
May this be the start of a lifelong habit for my little girl. May she never take for granted this right…a right that has been so hard-fought by those who’ve gone before us. I get tears in my eyes just thinking about it.
So…GO VOTE! NOW! IF YOU CAN! Because if you can…you should. (I would say, “Because I said so,” but that would be a little too cliché…especially coming from someone who calls herself Momma.) 😉