I used to early vote. And then I made a few bad decisions that I wish I could have changed. During the July primary, I was the 4th person to vote when the polls opened for early voting in Musocogee County in June. But a few weeks later, I was regretful of my choices in several races. I felt mildly redeemed when my sisters, parents, and several friends asked me how to vote. I felt that it cancelled out my vote. But it didn’t. We all have one vote. We have one opportunity to cast our vote. And I acted too quickly.
Don’t get me wrong, I understand why both parties push for folks to early vote. They want as many people to get to the polls as possible. But it almost feels like cheating. Why make it easy for people to do what is not-though often mistaken for-a God-given right. Voting is a privilege. It’s a gift that was bought and paid for with blood, tears, and sweat. It is something that should be taken seriously and with much thought.
With this in mind, I have waited and will head to the polls first thing on Tuesday morning! Happy Voting!