Yesterday, my mother and I went to fulfill our rights as Americans. We went to vote! Yippy skippy Proposition 6 passed!
However, it was quite frustrating! We went to where we had gone in the past to vote, which is a local elmentary school. My first question is....why would the county hold voting at an elmentary school? It is just asking for predators.
We arrived at the school, went inside to where we usually go, and the voting was not being held there. We were apparently the second group who showed up to vote there that day. No one knew where the voting was being held in place of the school. So, we called David Kent, who is the Chairman of the Republican Party in Brazos County. Unfortunately, he was at home, and had no access to see where we were to vote for our district. However, he and his lovely wife gave us the phone number for the County Clerks Office. I placed a call there, and was told the elections were being held at a church down the road.
My mother and I then proceeded to go to the church to vote. We parked, went to one door, found that it wasn't located there. We were directed to a different building at the church, we parked, walked around a huge building, and found, we were still in the wrong place. So, the kind lady at the church walked us to where we needed to go vote. Thank goodness for her!
We went in and voted, felt good after we did. We are blessed to live in America where our voices matter! We walked out, and headed to our cars to go our seperate ways. On the walk out, I became quite frustrated. Had I not been with my mother, and she not with me, we would have given up, and not voted. there were not flyers posted that specified, "VOTE HERE." My second question is....how many others gave up because the obstacles of voting we stacked against them?
If America is founded on democracy, where we have the right to voice our opinions, why is it such a battle to get to the polls? During voting times, we should have flyers posted in public places explaining where to vote. We should have a public website that voters can visit to find out where to vote for their district. We should be more proactive in getting people to the polls and making it as easy as possible. This is my new "project." I am now committed to making voting much easier than it has been in the past! It is our right to vote, and we shouldn't be dismayed by the obstacles!