Today I Am Off To Vote

Election day is still quite an important occasion in South Africa. The first time I was able to vote was the 1992 Referendum to end Apartheid. This was a momentous vote and something I was really proud to be a part of. The next time I voted, it was together with people who had never been presented the opportunity to vote. 20 years on and I can only hope that today I am joined in line by many people who are going to exercise their right to vote. Last election I sat in the queue next to a young man who had only decided the day before that he was going to come and make his mark. He wanted his voice to be heard and realized that if he did not vote, his ‘voice’ would not count. I personally feel that a country needs a strong opposition and a government that is accountable. I will be making my voice heard today! Today, I am off to vote ….

If you are voting today may your voice be heard as well!

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22 thoughts on “Today I Am Off To Vote

  1. My sons, daughter in law and i voted–in and out within 25minutes. I pray that our vote will provide a better future for my granddaughter

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    1. I hope so too Usha 🙂

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  2. I’m a firm believer if you have the right to vote you should. Good for you for making your voice be heard!
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    1. Sadly, our voting did not go smoothly everywhere and so not everyone could exercise their right!

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  3. Best wishes!

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    1. Thank you Lizzy 🙂

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  4. Hooray! Good for you Tandy, and good for South Africa! x

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    1. Thanks Celia 🙂

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  5. There’s no substitute for our own commitment. I consider myself politically moderate and not at all an activist, but I vote whenever it’s possible, because nobody else can, will, or should speak for me in voting matters.

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    1. That is so true Kathryn 🙂

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  6. Good for you Tandy! in the states there are many who do not vote and while it your choice to do so or not, if you don’t vote your voice will never be heard.
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    1. It is amazing how many people choose not to vote!

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  7. It took Pete, my folks and I less than 5 minutes to vote today – a bonus of living in a small village. Here’s hoping it is all free and fair.
    Have a happy day.
    🙂 Mandy xo

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    1. Sadly, it has not been fair all over – but there is hope as always 🙂

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  8. First time voting today. Ashamed it took me so long, but better late than never. We were in and out in 15 minutes – what a pleasure! Hope your voting goes just as smoothly 🙂
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    1. I am glad you went to vote Melanie, never too late!

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  9. Good Girl!
    😉 ela

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    1. thank you 🙂

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  10. What a voting experience, Tandy! And voting on the Apartheid referendum is just remarkable. Voting is one of the best human activities ever invented.

    Julie
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    1. I so agree Julie 🙂

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  11. Good for you Tandy! 😀
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