I am by no means political (I majored in Political Science for one day. ONE DAY.) I honestly think the majority of politicians aren’t fit for the job and have no intention (or the ability) to fix the things they say they’re going to fix. But today. Today was different.
I’ve only been able to vote in three (including this one) Presidential Elections. The first one was in 2008 when I was studying abroad and therefore needed to send in an absentee ballot. Sadly, something happened with the absentee ballots and my vote didn’t count.
In 2012 I was in NYC working during Hurricane Sandy, and again had to send in an absentee ballot. And for whatever reason, yet again, my vote didn’t count.
So, today was my very first time voting at my polling location. I had no idea how the process worked, but someone was there to help me every step of the way.
I’m not going to go into who I voted for – if you know me, you already know – and I respect everyone’s opinion, but I vote for the candidate that I think will best run our country. And when I saw the “Ballot Successfully Cast” show up on the screen, I couldn’t help but be somewhat overwhelmed with emotion.
Whatever the outcome is from this election, we need to remember that we are all Americans and this country is only as great as we make it. We are all brothers and sisters, and in the end that’s what really matters.
* kisses and cupcakes *