I’m sitting here, at either OMG it’s late… or OMG it’s early. It’s all a matter of perspective.
Where am I sitting?
Well, it’s Election Night. And so now, I am in the Voting Centre Manager room, with a feast set out infront of me of cheese, chocolate, strawberries, nut bars, and coffee.
It is a thank you for all our hard work, ensuring a good Election is had by all.
In Australia, we’ re proud of our Elections. They are one of the fairest in the world, and are conducted without fear.
I’m writing about this because our Elections are close to my heart.
Sometimes, I wonder about young 18 year olds who don’t understand the importance of their vote.
The fact is, for women, this is a right that they were willing to die for. One famous British lady, actually through herself underneath the hooves of the King’s horse at the races, in order to have this right realised.
It was after women received the vote that rape, domestic violence and child abuse became crimes.
And there are plenty of people in other countries where people are fighting and willing to sacrifice their lives for the simple right to determine who will rule their government.
So, if you’re living in a country where the vote is allowed, become engaged in politics, take an interest.
Your vote is precious.