Saturday, April 26, 2014

Don't Tell Me I Can't Vote!

I decided I was going to stop voting. I'm old, and can't get around very well. My back won't let me stand up for very long at a time and I can't walk any distance.  And, I'm so disgusted with the politicians these days that I decided to just drop out and let other people deal with them.

And, then, I started seeing all those idiot Republican Governors and State Attorneys General with their evil plots to keep people from being able to vote, and I saw red. How dare they try to disenfranchise the elderly, blacks, and other minorities!  That shouldn't happen in this country.

So, I called the clerk's office and requested an application for absentee voting. Now is definitely not the time to voluntarily give up my voting rights. Then, when I realized how easy it was going to be, I was glad I had called.  Arkansas voter laws do require a picture ID, in order to vote, but that's nothing compared to other states.  Then, again, we do still have a Democratic Governor, bless him. The legislature will probably be solidly Republican after the mid-term election. And, we may lose our only Democratic Senator, Mark Pryor, but, so far, so good where voting is concerned.  

So,  for the next year, at least, I will be able to vote absentee. I certainly hope no one else will consider giving up his/her vote.  We're going to need everyone we can get.

Stay tuned.


7 comments:

Olga Hebert said...

I am glad to hear that you are staying in the game.

Meryl Baer said...

Glad you are staying in the game and tell everyone you know to do the same!

Arkansas Patti said...

Glad you are not giving in. You are too informed a voter to quit.

Sister--Three said...

Hey, supreme court struck down that picture id thing...just say you are betty and vote! lol

Betty said...

Olga, Meryl and Patti: I don't know why I thought I could drop out. It's just not the time to do that. lol

Sister-Three: The County Clerk said it would be better to send a copy of my picture ID, in case an appeals court reverses the ruling. Seems anyone can reverse court rulings these days.

Word Tosser said...

Our state is so Republican it bleeds red all over.. and this year, it seems there isn't enough room on the R list that some of the Republicans are listing themselves as Democrat to be able to run.. AND a couple years ago.. the Republican's ran a policy thru that no one can vote on the Republican party primary unless they are REPUBLICAN!!.. meaning us that are in the middle can't vote. Well, the Democrat lets us.. But if we get a real whacko Republican run against some of our kinder Republican candidates, we can not out vote the whacko..we are stuck with who ever the Republicans stick down our throat. I am from IDAHO..

Betty said...

Word Tosser: We have to declare a party preference to vote in the primary, but we can vote for whichever party we choose in the general election. Independents have to wait for the general election.