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Many realizations happen when you get married and begin a family. You are a grown-up now. You have responsibilities. Many of you go back to church to baptize your children. You realize that you want to be a better person for your husband and your children. You need to be good role models for your children.
One area that my husband and I were always committed to was voting. We wanted to be good examples to our children of being responsible citizens. We have always taken our children to vote with us. We put out our flag on election day. Sometimes during big elections, we even plan an “American” dinner that night. I remember the kids enjoying hot dogs and apple pie.
As the children got older and schedules were busier, we were tempted to vote by absentee ballot. But we didn’t want to deny the children of the experience to go into the polling place with us. Some times we even voted at different times to accommodate scheduling; one of us on the way to school and one of us after a game. They would go into the booth with us, help us put the ballot in the box, and get an “I Voted Today” sticker on the way out. In smaller elections sometimes we wouldn’t have enough voters for a polling place and the absentee ballot was automatic. Those times we still found a polling place to deliver our ballot on election day to have the voting experience.
Commit to vote this year. Make it an event for the whole family.
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