Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Have Your Say

November 6:  This morning as I got ready to go and cast my vote in our national and local elections, I found myself, once again, feeling so grateful that I have the right to participate in my own government.  Whether by direct involvement or by choosing someone to represent me, my voice is heard.  There are countries the world over where, to this day, the citizens are silenced.  I hope I never take the freedoms and rights that come with being a citizen of the United States of America for granted.




9 comments:

  1. Nice to see how a voting form in the US looks like.

    I hear you on the freedom to vote. I honestly, can't understand people that don't vote even though they have the right. Usually those are the biggest critics on the government too.

    I always say: if you don't vote, shut up if you don't agree with your government. I didn't know what to vote last time, neither did R., but we did vote because it's our right.

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    1. Actually Fran, we do not have standard ballots in the USA. Some places use paper, some use machines.

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    2. Same here, in my village they still use paper and a red pencil.

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  2. Are you guys still a punch ballot? We are electronic - spin the dial and push a button...kind of fun.

    I have a friend who lost his right to vote, yet continues to send out emails touting his political views. Which go straight to my spam folder, of course - sorry bub, but if you can't vote, zip it. And if you DO have that right, then use it.

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    1. No hanging chads! This is an electronic ballot so you take it to your booth and there is a special black marker that you use to fill in the ovals next to the candidates you want. Then you feed the ballot into a machine that reads the black dots.

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  3. Once my kids got to voting age, I told them it is a privilege to be able to vote. I don't think they have missed an election yet. As in the US, our freedoms and rights in Canada are too precious to take for granted.

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  4. We're very lucky here in Canada as well. Happy Voting Helen!

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  5. I cant believe I conked out last night and had to get up and scamper this am to find out the results...

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  6. While I am so proud to have the opportunity to vote, I will not miss our local politicians negative ad campaigning - it's just too much.

    Hope you have a great day Helen!

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