Tuesday, November 6, 2012

A first!

As I have shared on this blog, after living in the United States for seventeen years I finally became a citizen less than three months ago. And one of the first things I did after being granted citizenship, was to register to vote.

And today, for the first time, I exercised my civic right, and duty, to vote in a presidential election.

Zakir went to our local polling station in the morning (it's a first for him too!) and ended up spending almost an hour there. So I dreaded going in the afternoon, anticipating long lines. But if you don't vote you can't complain, right? I went around 4pm to the polling station that is barely three blocks from our house. And surprise, surprise, I was in and out in less than twenty minutes! And back at home with plenty of time to cook supper. So my first experience definitely was a good one. Now we are all glued to the TV, waiting to see what the results will bring us for tomorrow.....


aree1997 said...

Oh 17 years? It took very long time I guess. My phuppo got it after 9 years after shifting there :)



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