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Take Your Kids To Vote
By Alejandra Owens, November 3, 2008 10:37 AM
I remember going with my mother to vote in Tucson, AZ when I was growing up. She would check in, take her ballot and walk into the booth. I was instructed to hold on to her jeans so she could rest assured I wouldn't run away. After she was done voting, we'd head off to the kids table where I'd vote by picture and collect an "I Voted" sticker of my own.
I have no doubt that watching my mother vote election after election has impacted my voting habit today. So, whether your child or grandchild is 8 or 18, take them to vote. Make it a family activity and foster a healthy discussion on politics and where they stand!