If you are one of our American Home Eccers, you would have to live under a rock to not know that today is Election Day. This has been an incredibly long and often bitter race. All but the squabbling should end with the closing of the polls (much to my relief).
I do want to remind our US Citizens that voting isn’t just a right, it’s a responsibility. If you don’t agree with either candidate, vote anyway. To those outside our political system it may seem as though we are divided by a chasm too wide to cross, but the reality is we are coming together to choose our next leader. Families fight, but strong ones eventually make up and carry on.
Yes, the lines may be long and yes, the sign wavers can be obnoxious. Vote anyway. Ask your neighbor if they would like a ride or some company, whether or not you agree politically. If they snub you, vote anyway.
Bring a book and a lot of patience.
Go, vote, then rest in the knowledge that you fulfilled your obligation regardless of the outcome.
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