I keep thinking about the election tomorrow. How can I not? I am not sure what is different this year, but I can feel the tension in the air. When I hear the doorbell ringing in the early evening, I know who it is. Every night, like clockwork, volunteers from both parties innondate my doorstep to sing the praise of their party. I am firm in whom I will be voting for this year. I have done the research and know which candidate most closely fits with my agenda.
The right to vote is about as American as you can get. I have voted in every election since I turned 18. I vote in primaries. I vote in May when issues are on the ballot. I believe in the process and I believe that my vote counts. I really do not understand why people would choose not to exercise their right to vote. I am a proud American and I feel fortunate to be part of the process every November.
I live in Ohio. A swing state. Both presidential candidates have been hovering in Ohio all weekend. They were down the street from me on several occasions. Although I did not make it out to any rallies (hello, working mom), I do think it is pretty awesome that I live in a place that really matters to our candidates.
I will go to my local polling building tomorrow and stand in a long line and exercise my right to vote. I will be voting because I know there are people who cannot. I will vote because it is my American duty. I will vote because I want my children and future grandchildren to have the same rights as I do.