I do not intend this to become anything other than a reminder of our right to vote. I personally have already voted, because I will be working at the polls on election day. I get there at 6 am and leave who knows when and I am happy to do it. (Yes there is a small check received for the 12plus hour day)
But my point is to tell you what I see at the polls on election day. I have seen one person who comes in a wheel chair and has not missed a vote in 3 years I have been working. I see another who is legally blind who comes to vote, being brought by a family member. I see one who is 97 years old who is still very bright and insists on coming to vote. I see one who is of Native American origin and is so proud to present his Tribal Card as identification. I see many who are veterans who present their military ids. I see one who was actually in Iraq and does not miss a vote. I see many affluent voters and some obviously struggling voters, but the point is I see voters. I see proud Citizens of the USA who take their right to vote seriously. Actually there is one who comes to vote who is a candidate for State Office.
Usually our lines move very quickly, because we are a small voting district. However, I also see one man who is usually the last, rushing from his employment 90 miles away to vote. He has only been too late once, and I can't tell you how it hurt to tell him he could not vote. Point is, these people make an effort to vote. This year I hope many have made an effort to do early voting, so they don't have to wait. But I will miss seeing them.
So I know you are tired of the political telephone calls and the tv ads, but ONLY IN AMERICA do we have the opportunities we have and one of the most important ones is the VOTE.
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