The Right to Vote
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|Dorotha Mae Stough Millikan|
On Sunday, I took my youngest daughter to our county board of elections office to vote before returning to college. She had come home to visit for the second time since the semester began. She had realized it might be possible to vote before leaving. We filled the car more winter clothing, a few meals-to-go, and other items she might need in the coming weeks. We then headed to the polling location.
This was her first time to vote, and she was quite excited. She had studied the ballot. She had looked up information on candidates. She was ready to head to the office. Thankfully we found the office open and taking voters. Cassie handed them her identification information and headed to the voting table. In our small county, voting is a bit like completing a multiple choice test as ballots are still paper with a fill in the circle format. As we left the election office, we chatted about the right to vote.
|via WikiMedia Commons|
New York Times photo
shared by Mr. Gustafson
Though advertising and dollars have become a big part of American politics, we must continue to go to the polls and vote. I'd like to think my great grandmother would be happy to know her great great granddaughter is exercising her constitutional rights to vote.
Here are a few sites I found interesting about women and the right to vote:
- 27 Badass Images of Women and Exercising the Right to Vote
- Ohio Historical Society: OhioPix, Suffrage (love these Ohio images)
- The 19th Amendment