This year, for the 2010 General Election, she actually took it far more seriously, investigating the various candidates and their policies, and jumping through several hoops to arrange a postal vote so that she wouldn’t miss out on the chance to have her say.
Cat voted this evening for the first time. She seemed surprised that it was “so easy”, and afterwards she “felt different, more adult”, as if she had gone through a rite of passage.
The points of this little post are –
1. don’t get depressed at all the lazy, apathetic dimwits who insist on not voting. There are far more people out there who realise its importance than those who don’t.
2. Jesus, how can my daughters be old enough to vote? Two weeks ago they were six. SIX, I tell you!
Oh, PS – how wonderful it has been this year to be able to personally communicate with the various candidates through Twitter. The LibDem, Labour and Pirate Party candidates have been particularly enthusiastic and forthcoming. I may or may not post the results tomorrow….