Early Voting "Git er Done"

I Voted Early

With two Presidential debates already under our belt and one VP debate. countless mailers in our mailboxes, the daily phone calls from both parties who are wanting us to cast a vote for their man, the highways and by-ways littered with signs and radio and television stations airing campaign promotions of names few of us recognize or know that are running for offices we didn't know existed and some with no party affiliation but seeking an office for whatever reason, I think most of us are getting a little weary of all the mud slinging and turmoil. The media and affiliates certainly are not candid as to whom they support and lets not get our drawers in a knot over the moderators that have facilitated the debates!

The Presidential debates have been interesting and nothing new has been revealed or expected. Thank goodness we do have early voting here in my state of North Carolina.The polls opened this past Thursday. They have been quite busy with many taking advantage of the special times and since my wife is working at one of the places where early voting is currently offered, she called me on Friday afternoon and told me it would be a good time for me to come in and cast my votes.

I had my two grandsons but she told me that wouldn't be a problem. A special kids voting station had been set up and their votes will actually be counted and the schools they attend wil receive some type of recognition for their taking part. My oldest grandson, Colton was so happy he could vote. Pictures of the candidates were on the specially designed ballots and to vote they simply had to circle the photo depicting their choice. Colton circled his choices quickly but "X'd" the photo's of the ones he wasn't voting.

Maddy, our soon to be 4 year old, did likewise but when ask for whom he was voting, his reply was,"I don't like Obama and I don't like Romney!" Well now, Maddy, who do you want to vote for? I ask. I'm voting for you paw-paw! That would have been hard to do since my photo was not on his ballot. He finally circled his choices and placed it in the box for Kids Voting; more happy to receive stickers to put on his shirt that said, "I voted." than casting his vote.

I completed my ballot and pulled the lever affirming my votes. For me the choice was easy. I voted as intelligently as I could based on all the information that has been presented. Voting for our President and all those seeking to govern our nation is a privilege and a duty for every citizen. The last four years have not been good years with failed promises and a complete disregard for the principles of our Constitution. You don't have to guess who got my vote for President. Will my candidate win, only God in heaven knows the outcome that will soon be revealed in our National elections but I will say I am satisfied my vote will be counted and I had a say so in the process.

Even at their young ages, my grandsons now have some knowledge of how our governmental system works. The future belongs to them and the decisions that will be made will effect them. If you have opportunity to vote early, by all means do so.

More by this Author

Comments 4 comments

Angela Blair profile image

Angela Blair 4 years ago from Central Texas

Absolutely delightful Hub -- and what a grand idea for the kids. If children learn the voting process early on and know that it's one of thier privileges as an American perhaps as adults voting will be of the utmost importance to them and they'll take part in seeing America remains free. Enjoyed this Hub immensely, very good read! Best/Sis

Fiddleman profile image

Fiddleman 4 years ago from Zirconia, North Carolina Author

Well thank you Angela for your comment and stopping in to read.

breakfastpop profile image

breakfastpop 4 years ago

You are wonderful grandparents and Fiddleman, you would make a great president!

Fiddleman profile image

Fiddleman 4 years ago from Zirconia, North Carolina Author

Well, thank you mam. I think you would make a fine President. as well.

    Sign in or sign up and post using a HubPages Network account.

    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    No HTML is allowed in comments, but URLs will be hyperlinked. Comments are not for promoting your articles or other sites.

    Click to Rate This Article