Sunday, October 19, 2008

Photobucket Disenfranchised in TX?

These arrived for Mike and I. Woot!

As part of our unit study on the election process, I took the kids to the local homeschool co-op to vote. They are having a class for older students on elections. They had collected voter registrations of children 11 - 17. They had held early voting at House of Faith and 4-H. Our orange card said voting was to be at noon on Friday. We headed to the church. We had 30 minutes to make it work. (Co-op in the a.m. and a running seminar at 1:00 p.m.).

We arrived at 12:15 p.m. No one could find a voting set up. The teacher's assistant in that class said it was next week. I showed her my card. One of the students said it was THIS week. We continued to hunt. I joked with the adults and my children that the G family were going to be the disenfranchised voters in this election. We were leaving at 12:30 when our harried REAL LIFE employee down at the Voting Office (not the real name of the office) drove up. She says they're swamped down there. She whipped out the lists and the ballot box. Jamin, Jared and Arielle were able to vote as we watched. They didn't have the booth set up...but at least they had the experience. LOL We rushed the younger ones home and Jamin and I zipped to the base....just 5 minutes late...

Yes, Mom. Krista and Josiah will both be voting for the first time this year. Jamin and Jared have taken a real interest in politics this (YEP - I'm not the lone man out any longer!). Jamin is said that he'll be two months too young to vote in this election.

©2008 D.R.G.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Way to go kids! Way to go Mom for helping them experience voting.

l/p G'Ma T and Mom