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I don't know about you, but I LOVE voting day. It's a wonderful reminder of how blessed we are to live in a free society! I get to make an impact – even if it's a tiny one. It's the END of the ENDLESS ads by mail and phone – HOORAY (at least – until the next go-round of votes 😉 ) ! And it can even be a day of educational activities for grandparents and their grandchildren. Whether you take your grandkids with you to vote, or just show off your "I VOTED" sticker and explain it to them, it's a good opportunity to talk about what voting means and how important it is to do! You can even do this with your long distance grandkids via phone!
I remember more than one occasion when I trooped my kids down with me to watch me place a vote in the ballot box. At that time, I voted at the fire department so they got a field trip to the voting box AND a field trip to the fire department – quite cool, I must say! They saw me help on one or two elections when it was a candidate I knew, respected, and trusted. And they have seen me stay interested, educated, and voting through almost every single election. I think I've only missed three elections over the years. For one, I was in the hospital with a new baby! The other two were due to outside circumstances as well.
I'm happy to say all my kids are regular voters and now it's time to encourage and educate the next generation to grow up and do the same! How about you? If you want a good resource, the U.S. government has an excellent website with answers to such questions as "How to vote," "Where do I go to vote," and "How do I handle absentee ballot voting." That last is very important for those of us caring for elderly parents as they and/or we may need to do that due to health issues!
I'll be voting alone today BUT I'll be babysitting later and will proudly show off my "I Voted Sticker" and talk about what I did and why I did it and even get into some of the "how do you decide to vote for someone, grandma" questions. 🙂 Very fun and very educational! What are some of the voting activities for grandparents and grandchildren that y'all participate in? And,
did you vote yet???? 🙂
P.S. Need information about how or where to vote? You can either go to Google.com and click on their "where to vote" link, or go directly to Google's "where to vote" page, or click here for the U.S. Government's where and how to vote site. Plenty of choices here AND at the polls. 🙂
P.P.S. I am again participating in Sweet Shot Tuesday. Granted, the pictures above, taken with my easy to use Canon Powershot digital camera, may not be the purtiest, but they have such an important message, I think it's worth sharing – with grandkids and you! 🙂 And now, it's off to use it to save more great family memories with more fun photos of activities for grandparents and grandchildren…