Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Election Day

Lever voting machine

I remember as a very young girl going with my mom when she voted. Those were the days when you stepped into the voting booth and pulled a big lever that closed the curtain behind you. You faced a wall of small switches that you flipped to cast your vote. With each vote a definite click was heard.

Being behind the curtain, holding my mom's hand, hearing the sound of the clicking switches...it made the act of voting seem so important.

It was a lesson I learned very young. You vote. Period.

Nowadays, the voting booth - well, it is hardly a booth - is quiet. The whisper of the pencil filling in the circle next to the candidate's name is the only sound. 

Not quite as dramatic as the old way, but important all the same.

Please remember to vote today.

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