Performing our Civic Duty
FYI: This post does not contain any political content nor discuss who Betsy or I voted for in the Presidential election.
Before we left our normal lives to embark on our journey as full-time RV’ers there were many things we knew would change. One of those things is how we would vote in elections. We discussed in a prior post how we chose Florida as our state of domicile. We are officially residents of Sumter County Florida and as you may know, if you’ve been following our journey, we are currently in Campbellsville, KY. That combination of facts makes it difficult for us to run down to our local polling location and cast our vote.
After a little research we learned of the fairly easy process to obtain our Florida absentee ballots and where they should be mailed upon completion. When our Escapees Mail Service received our ballots, we were immediately notified via email it had been received and was ready for delivery to us. Due to the time sensitivity of absentee ballots, we appreciated the timely notification from Escapees. Once notified, we had out ballots and all other mail they were holding sent to us in Campbellsville.
Betsy and I sat down one evening and filled out the paper ballots. Just like voting in person, the ballots included races other than the race for President of the United States. There were races for Congress, the Senate and the Florida Supreme Court. There were also four ballot measures presented on the general election ballot on the following topics: solar energy, medical marijuana, and tax exemptions for first responders disabled in the line of duty and senior citizens.
We safely tucked our ballots in their envelopes (inside their provided secrecy sleaves) and dropped them off at the Campbellsville Post Office in time for them to be received in Sumter County Florida before the deadline.
It took a little extra effort to vote this year, but we both felt it was important to exercise a right given to us as citizens of the United States, a right that should not be taken lightly. We hope you all exercise your right TODAY, Tuesday, November 8, to be a part of the Democracy we are all a part of.