Monday, November 03, 2008

Rock the Vote!

My husband and I have OCED (obsessive compulsive election disorder)- a very serious condition ruled by 24/7 election coverage (CNN in the car anyone?)- with only one cure- November 5th.

And as eager as I am for Wednesday- I've no idea what we'll do with ourselves when it comes (besides celebrate-hopefully!). Surely we used to discuss other topics, watch other channels, but it's been so long, I can barely remember . . .

We voted absentee two weeks ago- the decision was easy, there was never a choice. And while I missed actually going to my local polling place and getting my "I VOTED" sticker, it was nice to check the box in the comfort of my own living room.

Heck, it was nice to have the opportunity just to check the box. Eighty eight years ago that wasn't the case.

Which is why it's so important to vote. To take the time to register your voice and be heard. If the lines are long bring a good book, start a conversation, listen to you iPod, whatever- Just get out of your house, over to your polling place, and do it!

Apathy is the enemy of democracy--and this is the most important election of my lifetime--and quite possibly yours!

So while I won't tell you who to vote for (though believe me, I'd love to!), please just get out and vote! Check your box and be heard! Exercise your right--and don't let anyone intimidate you or turn you away.

And on Wednesday, November 5th, we'll look for new ways to distract ourselves.

I promise.

Have a good day everyone!

PS- And if you're not old enough to vote--feel free to bother those around you who are until they vote too!


Anonymous said...

I love our mail-in ballot system. We voted this weekend, dropped the ballots off this morning. It was nice.

Alyson Noel said...

Amy- Yup, mail in- definitely the way to go!

Rock on for rockin' the vote!

Sara Hantz said...

It's our election on Thursday and the media are reporting that NZers are more interested in your election than our own.... it's certainly getting just as much media coverage!!!

Plus our guys have only been campaigning for about 4 weeks....

Alyson Noel said...

Sara- I know, it's like the whole world is holding their breath to see what we'll do.

I'm holding my breath too!