Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Why I Couldnt Vote.

NO...do not come on this blog prepared to give me crap. I have a VERY VERY GOOD reason why I couldnt vote.

If you followed me on Twitter (@lizsdiary), you saw me tweet though debates, and struggle with my decision on who to vote for.

4 years ago I was registered and voted in Utah for the 1st time, and I concidered myself a well informed voter.

When I got married turned 21, my licence expired and I had to get a new one in Kansas, at this time I didnt know I could keep my licence from Utah even if it was expired. So the DMV asked me if I wanted to unregister to vote, and I said yes. Not because I dont want to vote, but because I had just voted, and I knew I could register to vote again. Little did I know!

I do not have a North Carolina licence. So technically I am concidered a Kansas resident, so registering to vote in NC wasn't an option. A few people gave me the link on where to register to vote for my absentee ballot, and I did. I even got my card in the mail saying I was registered to vote!

My absentee ballot.....never came.

I kept thinking I needed to call the office in KS to find out what was going on, but I had life going on too.

Sadly this ended with my not being able to vote. I'm very bummed.

I am telling you now, I do not care if you dont vote. Honestly, I think thats your right as an American to not vote, or to vote. I do however think if you chose to not use your voice by voting, you do not have a right to complain about what happens in the next 4 years.

I am bummed to not have voted. I will not reveal who I was going to vote for, and I still struggled with knowing if that was who I really thought I liked, but to be honest this election is like cake and pie, one canidate is cake and one is pie. You cannot compare them. Its hard to decide.

If you got to vote today. I think you are amazing!

If you didnt, I hope that one day you will decide to vote.

God Bless America :)


Kelly said...


Jen said...

Love love this post!!!!

Kim said...

I definitely agree with the cake and pie! I finally made my decision today but I'm not gonna lie and say it was easy! Thanks for this post!

The Young Retiree said...

I didn't get to vote either due to issues with absentee ballot! I didn't know I had to register as an absentee voter- I thought being a registered voter was enough until about a day or two after the deadline when I found out :(

I have to disagree with you though- I feel i can still complain about the government, but also feel like complaining is not the answer- we have to work to better ourselves, our communities, and so forth before we can change the nation. End of my little rant. I'm sorry you didn't get to vote- it's so frustrating and I think whenever we move next I'll be changing my residency and voting there!

Chantal said...

It's a bummer some people didn't get their ballots. I'm sorry!

Audrey Spence said...

I don't think its a bad thing you didn't vote if you couldn't vote for the state you're in. Otherwise you'd be voting for stuff in KS and you're not even living there being affected by it. And when it comes down to the electoral college and stuff how much do our votes really matter? I am ticked though that there were so many service men and women that were unable to vote. To take away that right from those that give their lives so we have the freedom to vote is a joke. But it is what it is and I guess we just have to move on :)

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