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  • steve.hindman

    I have been taking my daughters with me to vote since they were young, for both local and nation elections. Now my 13 year old is very engaged with the political process and I hope they will both take pride in voting when they are 20 somethings.

  • Barbara Zenewicz

    I think it would be great to take the kids to the polls. Please, only one kid at a time because even the best behaved will be noisy if in numbers.

    • David Mizner

      Well we voted this morning, my two sons and I. Went okay but yeah, if the wait had been much longer, could've have gotten disruptive. (I should've brought a snack for my four years old.)Anyway, mission accomplished -- felt good.

  • Debra Schafer

    I started taking my son to the voting booth with me when he was three years old and the voting officials always marveled at it. He would help me push the buttons and, before electronic voting screens, would help me pull the curtain lever as well after which I would tell him that my voice was just counted. Tomorrow he is going to vote himself for the first time and there is no question that his exposure to the voting process and our discussions about politics and the importance of his voice being heard has made a huge difference. Debra, CEO/Founder, www.Education-Navigation.com

    • David Mizner

      There it is in a nutshell, the democratic habit getting passed down. Thanks for your story.

  • Nikki Striefler

    I agree! It's a huge year for women/women's issues, and I've been trying as best I can to explain it to my twin 7-year old daughters. And I'll bringing them to vote with me tomorrow. They are so excited about the whole process and the candidates...they have grasped more than I would have thought 7 year olds could! Nikki, Co-Founder www.Glad.is