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August 13, 2012

The Privilege of Voting

Filed under: General HR Buzz6:00 am

My son just turned 17.  As he is nearing age 18, we were discussing the date of the first major election he would be eligible to vote in.  We determined it to be elections in 2014.  Perhaps his excitement has to do with him accompanying me at a young age as I would go cast my vote.  Or perhaps it’s also because he loves history and government. In any case, he is looking forward to the day when he can walk in to the voter’s booth and make his selections.

This is a privilege that many of us take for granted.  With the options that exist now, such as early voting in some states, there aren’t many excuses for us not to vote.   No matter what our political belief, we should take this responsibility seriously and celebrate it as a privilege of living in the US.

If you visit USA.gov’s Voting and Elections section, you will find information on how to register to vote, become a poll worker, and learn more about the election process.  Although Presidential Election day – November 6 – is a few weeks away, each state has its own voter registration and absentee ballot deadline.  Check out the 2012 election calendar to look up deadlines and early voting times in your state.

 

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