Exercising my right to vote.

Yesterday was election day.  I will be honest here. I hate politics. I hate talking politics, hearing about politics, all the hot air of politics – and the joke that our political system has turned into with the ridiculousness going on in a certain party.  However, I do vote.  When we moved to Radiance Manor last year, we filled out our change of driver’s license and voting registration online.  How convenient, right?  Well, the licenses came within a week.  I stopped at the polling place during my bike ride yesterday and low and behold, I wasn’t registered. When I mentioned I had done it online, the official said “Oh, that’s why – the same thing happened to me”. Apparently there was an issue with online registrants. But, since this was a general election and not a primary, I could still vote. I just had to fill out one of these envelopes and put my ballot in there:


Just an FYI for anyone who isn’t registered or moved and still wants to vote, this is what you fill out. You only get to vote once, though 😀

There wasn’t much on our ballot. Some unopposed seats and a couple small races, and the library budget. But, it’s my right to vote. A lot of women went through decades of hard work, blood, sweat and tears to get the 19th amendment passed – so I don’t want their work to be for naught, even if the election doesn’t mean a whole lot.



Suffragettes did a lot of work so women could have a voice. And if you do use your voice – be informed. Do your research. Don’t toe the party line – vote for whomever shares your ideals, regardless of party.  That’s how politics should work. Too bad it doesn’t.

We have been having amazing weather this week. It’s been in the 60s in the afternoons. It’s crazy!  That means biking has been happening.  Just a shot from along a ride:


A couple of my 365 photos.  This prompt was shades of gray:


I took that at an old train station in North Creek and turned it black and white. I liked the old look of the lettering on this.

Today’s prompt was indulgence and you know this is mine!


Things have been hopping around here. I know my posts are kind of sporadic, but that’s how it goes sometimes.  I did get my official tax license from NYS for my business, so that’s moving along, as is the progress on the utility sink area. Flooring going in tonight!

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17 thoughts on “Exercising my right to vote.

  1. Kim

    I love that stone wall! I’m a voter as well. Our only issue was a continuation of a sales tax for our parks and trails. No brainer for this park loving girl. Thanks for the reminder of the debt we owe those women who came before us and fought for our right to vote.

  2. Jeannie/Qlts2Slo

    It was 74 degrees here today! I went for a bike ride too, and it was so weird to have summer temperatures and fall scenery.

  3. Fran

    I love that you participate in the 365 Photo group too. Saw that your entrance photo was picked for the top shots. Well done!

    I always vote. I am kind of worried about our next election. You might have heard of all the refugees that are coming to Europe? Of course a part of those people come to Holland and I hate to say it but a lot of people in my country aren’t as tolerant as they always say Dutch are. They don’t want to take in refugees. And there’s this one political party who is very discriminating towards foreigners and I am afraid his party will win huge in next election. And I don’t think that’s good for my country. So I am going to vote on a different party. Not voting is a lost vote!
    Fran´s last blog post ..Wednesday November 4, 2015: Snapshots meals

  4. L

    I vote too, and think it is one of those rights you just can’t take for granted. Sometimes I’m not sure but what things going on behind the scenes doesn’t make my vote null and void, but that’s another discussion. 😉

    Loving this NEPA weather; about the same as yours. Awesome temps this morning. Yay!

  5. Helen

    I always vote, even in the primaries – and for the same reasons you do. How sad is it that in my city of 27,000 people only 3400 people voted? Even though I realize it’s due to the number of rental properties we have and renters just generally aren’t vested, I think it’s terrible!
    Helen´s last blog post ..Hashtag Fail… But All Is Not Lost


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