This (year) marks the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment that many women worked long and hard for. When I became eligible to vote and planned to go and register, my grandmother decided to come with me and also register. At the age of 59 she had never registered. I was surprised, but she said she never had time. After that we always reminded each other to vote until her death.
Since then I have never missed a chance to vote. My polling place has changed four times but I always go. My husband and I even worked the polls on one of the presidential elections. At that time it was very stressful and you worked 6:30 a.m. until every voter in line at 7 p.m. has the chance to vote. Also, everything has to collected and tagged and the room returned to what it was before we got there. We had to bring our food for the day (both lunch and dinner if we wanted to eat before 10 p.m.). We got home and fell into bed because it was a very tiring day.
I plan to vote this time too. Because it seems the president seems to want to suppress my vote by casting doubt on mail-in voting, I will put on my mask and go to the poll and vote. Even though I am one of those people who have medical conditions that makes it risky for me to be in a large crowd, I will go to the poll and vote. Even if I have to stand in line in the rain and cold to practice social distancing, I will go to the poll and vote.
I believe it is my responsibility to my children and grandchildren to vote and correct the mistake made four years ago because of the outdated electoral college manipulation that enabled someone to become president who was not the choice of most of the American people. Hopefully there will be more people voting this time to make the choice clear. I pray that choice will be the one grown-up who is running.