Reminder: vote on Tuesday! And, why I vote.

Yes,  Tuesday is another election day.  It would be hard to miss, what with all the commercials all over the place, but it is actually easy to get wrapped up in your day-to-day life and forget to vote.  I know how it goes.  I’m still making the plea for you to get out there and vote on Tuesday.  I don’t care who or what you vote for, just vote.  Get involved, even if only a little bit.

I want you to vote so you can take part in our representative democracy, and I want you to vote because of the reason I vote: that feeling you get after you vote.  I love it.  It’s a unique feeling and I don’t get quite the same feeling from anything else.  The feeling is the same but much more muted when I vote early by mail.  For me, there’s just something about going to the polling place, checking my note card and casting my vote.  It gives me a little positive thrill, and I hope that if you go out and vote you get that same thrill.  It’s pretty cool, and I still get it even after all these years.

Vote on Tuesday.  Do it for the thrill.

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