... when I was 18.
Yup - I know what you are all thinking, and I have thought it a gazillion times over the years.
BUT... I have opinions.
I have made my choices during every election period as to who I would vote for - candidates and issues.
Somehow, I never took the time to register to vote.
So many stupid and repeatedly heard excuses:
*I'm too busy
*I work a lot
*One vote does not make a difference...
I've heard the lectures, not really directed at me, but my guilty conscience makes it seem so (just like in church on the rare occasions I attend).
My sister, my mother, Kerensa, Shaina, Dave Henry, Chris Divona, etc, etc, etc talk of the importance of voting.... they don't talk directly to me about the importance of a vote, yet I feel under the microscope for not stepping up and doing the civic duty that is mine, especially to support a country, state and town where I love to live.
Today I filled out a voter registration after ALLLLL these years. I will thank Putnam's town selectman, Scott Pempek, who somehow finally kickstarted me into gear. Perhaps it is because after all these years of moving around, I have finally settled. In any case, I will thank Scott, as well as all the others that understand the importance of one vote, and continue to point it out to deaf ears that may once again hear.
If you are a Putnam resident and are not registered, you can do so by clicking here to get the information .