Life in the Real World

Real life experiences after college

I voted! November 5, 2008

Filed under: 1 — jenncollins @ 4:20 pm


Well I did another American civil duty (did jury duty when I was 18)…I voted for the first time! I know what you’re thinking…you’re 25…how could this be your first time? Well, in ’04 I was at college and busy w/ tests, papers, writing a thesis, planning my wedding, among other things…and well I just didn’t get it together and ask for an absentee ballot. Oh well.

This election, I really wanted to vote. Then I found out I was registered under my maiden name still. I thought there was no way they would let me vote…the government is usually so strict about stuff, right? Wrong. I brought my marriage license, driver’s license and my old SS card and my new one for proof. All they wanted was my driver’s license. Within 5 minutes, I was cleared to vote under my married name and new address. Unbelievable.

Isn’t it amazing how everything else government-related requires you to have 50 forms of ID but voting requires almost nothing?! I don’t get it.

Anyway, I watched in awe last night while history was made. The first African-American president. That’s pretty cool. Especially considering I have family members in the deep south who are still very prejudiced. It is very sad. I think everyone, no matter who you voted for, can agree that history was made and can see how our country has progressed positively.

I will not tell you who I voted for. I’m not a huge fan of politics or the government. I honestly didn’t care for either candidate. I don’t trust man, I trust God to lead our country through the man He has put there. Regardless of who is president, we should pray for them and support them…especially as Christians.

End of my political soapbox. That’s probably all you will hear from me about politics ever. I don’t think there’s any point in arguing with others about it because we just end up going around in circles.

It was great to be a part of the voting process this week. I was proud as I scanned my ballot and wore my sticker. I can’t wait to do it again!