I sent this to the FMDKids....
I have voted since I was 18, without fail. It was a privilege, I felt, and I still do feel that way. I read up on the candidates, check on the voting records for Judges that will be on the ballot, find out what I can on issues that I'll be asked to cast my vote upon. I don't vote a straight ticket, although I was raised to be a 'yellow dog Democrat'.... that's when you would cast your vote for a yellow dog before you vote Republican.
When I was married, the Ex and I canceled out each other's votes; he was for Ronnie and George and I wasn't. I still tell him that's part of our divorce agreement, to still cancel out each others vote.
Today, two of the FMDKids registered. I am so proud, I could spit.. if I could spit. The Investment and I will go over everything, and vote at the same polling place, so, I'll be with him the first time he votes, and that is going to be great.
I hope people remember to vote this time... it's our privilege, our right.... our duty.