Just got back from voting. There were only 2 positions on my Democratic Primary ballot, though. And I know they probably won’t win come November. Still, I voted.

I know that a lot of people in other areas of the US choose not to vote because they think their vote won’t count. Well, I think that’s bullshit. I live in a very red state. I vote knowing that who I vote for will not win, but still I vote. By voting against the majority in my state, I’m expressing that they are not the only people who have opinions here and are not the only people who deserve representation. I’m trying to say that voting isn’t always about picking the winner. It’s about speaking up for yourself and what you want and for what you feel is best for the future of where you live. If you don’t win, you have still expressed this and that is very important.

About Janet Morris

I'm from Huntsville, Alabama. I've got as many college credits as a doctorate candidate, and the GPA of some of them, too. I have a boss by the name of Amy Pond. She's a dachshund. My parents both grew up in Alabama.