Friday Five: Civic Duties
1) How old were you when you voted for the first time?
But the real story happened before my first vote.
I missed voting in the 1984 presidential election by days. I couldn’t register until I was 18 and registration had to be so many days before the election (like two weeks or maybe 30 days). I turned 18 eleven days before the election. I was not happy with the “rules” that kept me from voting. I wanted to vote for Geraldine Ferraro.
2) What was the contest at the top of the ballot?
I have no idea, some local “nothing” compared to the vote I couldn’t cast on November 6, 1984.
3) Can you walk to your polling place?
Yes, quite easily. It’s at the Entertainer’s school just behind our house. One church I served was the polling place and it was across the street from the parsonage. Since 1998, every where we have lived has been in walking distance of the polling place.
4) Have you ever run for public office?
5) Have you run for office in a club or school or on a board?
The ones I remember: I have been an officer for LIONS. I was the President of the Graduate Student Association at SMU. I am currently the Band Booster President for the SportsQueen’s band.