I voted yesterday.
I felt so proud to do so.
I was nervous leading up to the elections. Maybe it's feelings from my birth country or just feeling like I didn't know the issues and candidates as well as I would like.
So I went on a research spree. Homework if you will.
Then I felt confident in my choices to go to the polls.
I woke up early to beat the crowds.
However it was quick and easy and no lines at all!
Last time the lines almost wrapped around the school!
But we had only three minutes to make our vote. Is that normal or even legal?
But I voted. I felt confident and in the know.
I felt proud.
In my birth country, you voted as risk to your life. You voted based on being paid off. You voted to save your life. You hide away to not vote.
Whatever way, the violence and threats that surrounds elections in my country is most terrible. People should never feel their lives are in danger for voting to make changes in their country.
I remember when I came to America, I was so excited when I received the go ahead to work and be able to vote.
I can't believe the excuses I've been hearing about why so many didn't vote. Please don't tell me that it really takes such a long time to get your address updated since you moved a year ago. Or however long this campaigning has been going on! Or all the other excuses being offered up!
Voting for me is a wonderful freedom.
Thanks to all who fought for my rights to be able to vote.
And a second country that took away the fear to vote.
Thank God for such freedom.
I hope you voted.
Colette is a busy mom of 2 kids focusing solely on being a mom. She hails from the Caribbean and now balances the full life of being a SAHM and dabbling in odd jobs to help around the home. She enjoys sharing her memories, hopes, food, travel, entertainment, and product experiences on her blog. Please read my disclosure
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Wednesday, November 5, 2014
I voted yesterday.