No, not that one. The
Presidential election is not until 2016 – although I am pretty sure they
started talking about who would be running on November, 7th 2012,
the day after the last Presidential election.
It is not even the “midterm” elections we have been hearing so much about
lately. Nope, today is just a regular
old Election day; a day where we can voice our opinions on issues that probably
hit a lot closer to home – local elections.
It could be bond issues, people’s veto, direct initiatives of the State
Legislature, and even more local issues related to your specific town or city.
first Presidential Election, and I did.
And I voted at the next Presidential Election, but that was as far as I
took my voting. I did not familiarize
myself with the local issues until I became pregnant with my oldest. After my month of Back to Basics I realized that I could pinpoint almost all
of my life changes to being pregnant with my first child, funny how kids can do
that to you!
my polling place. And since then, every
election day, twice each year, I take my kids to vote. I explain exactly what we are doing and
why. I also let them know that it is a
great privilege to vote, but also our duty in order to *try* to make our
country a better place.
not want me to go there, but I feel like I am unable to instigate change if I
don’t at least exercise my right to vote.
Showing my kids the great responsibility we should all feel in voting is
extremely important to me. I want my
kids to grow up to have a voice and to be able to say what they believe through
their vote. If you do not bring your
kids to vote with you, I highly recommend it.
It is a great experience for them, and another learning opportunity – we
all know that we, as parents, are constantly looking for those learning
opportunities for our children!
to vote? Have they become interested in
the goings on of your local community based on what they have seen through
voting with you?