Last week I had the pleasure of taking my mom, Helen, to vote in Rapid City where she lives. Mom is 90 years old and the whole absentee ballot process seemed a little daunting to her. I am a big proponent of absentee voting as an option for those who are unable to get to the polls on Election Day or early voting.
She believes that being physically present at the voting booth has a certain appeal so I drove her to the polls for early voting.
My parents were always very involved politically and voting wasn’t viewed as an option, but as a duty and privilege that was taken seriously. Now I appreciate the value my parents put on the political process.
I am excited to help engage the younger generation apply the same value to the political process and see what a difference they can make as voters.
With just a couple of days before Election Day, it is more important than ever to vote and make your voice heard! This is the only way to preserve our Democracy.