Can I tell you something?
I hate political debates, and I hate election season. I hate all the phone calls, the ads, the name calling, the meanness.
But I love voting.
I’ve been doing it for fourteen years, and it still makes me a little misty-eyed. I love waiting in line, I love interacting with the election judges, I love marking my ballot and feeding it into the machine. I love getting a sticker that tells everyone that I voted. And even though I’ve backed a lot of candidates who ended up losing, and my husband and I will vote the opposite way on almost everything, I am happy and grateful and proud to cast my vote.
Voting Bonus: I can quickly end the election-related phone calls today by saying, “I already voted!”