Like many Americans, I never know where I’ll be on Election Day. What if I have to travel for work? What if the baby is sick and I can’t make it to the polls? What if I get stuck at the office late and the lines are super long?
That’s why I ALWAYS vote early.
This morning I walked into my polling place and cast my ballot for the midterm elections. It was so easy! I already did the research on VOTE411.org, so I knew which candidates I would have to choose from. I even spent some time over the weekend reading their positions on the issues and comparing their answers to nonpartisan questions such as, "What policies would you support to improve the economic prosperity of our city?"
As I entered the polling place, I felt proud to be participating in our democracy today. I was greeted by happy poll workers and helpful volunteers ready to answer any questions I might have. They confirmed my registration, checking the spelling of my name and address. After that, the only question left was, did I want to vote electronically or cast a paper ballot? I filled out my paper ballot and fed it into the voting machine. “Don’t forget your sticker!” a poll worker said, handing me the very recognizable ‘I voted’ sticker with a smile, which I will wear with pride all day long.