Wednesday, October 29, 2008

"I Voted"




I never thought I'd say that... "I voted"... I feel so proud....
For some people, election time might be something trivial; an event that happens every four years and often plagues the media with campaign advertisement and candidate rivalry stories... For others, it may be entertainment as politics become the main topic of conversation among friends and family, often leading to disagreements which you never thought existed...
It is a time when some become aware of their beliefs and often develop ideologies based on daily life...others are not even aware of who's nominated to be president and don't really care about politics or even who wins the election..(yes! it's possible)...
For me, this election has become a major event in my life; not only because I am now mature enough to understand the consequences of bad politics and erratic decisions, but also because it is the first time that I am able to vote in an election... therefore the first time my voice will actually be "heard" by someone....
I received my voter's registration card in the mail, right before I left for my trip to Venezuela... I kept in a little box, next to my computer, eagerly waiting for the day I could go out and show it to someone...
Since early voting has already started in Florida I decided to go out and vote yesterday... I went to the local library and stood in line for about two hours...
I talked to other voters and saw many people campaigning outside and after a long wait I presented my dear card and picture ID and was given my ballot.... I entered the booth with it in my hand.. and there I was, ready to make my choice and make my voice be heard... I grabbed the pen and filled in the bubble for "my" candidate and just like that I VOTED!!!
It was quite an experience... I want to do it again!!!!
On my way out I got my "I Voted" sticker.... I felt like a kid with a new toy... what an awesome day!!!

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