November 6th, 2012 is going to be one of the most historic elections across the country, not just in Tallahassee, FL. Where will you be voting? On Saturday, I stood in line with friends and strangers who were taking pictures, talking positively, sharing information on Amendments, etc. It was an uplifting experience to see parents talking to their teenage kids, some voting for the first time, and older people talking about elections of the past. One thing was evident, people were excited to vote and felt privileged to be voting, despite the hour and half wait to complete their ballots.
Over 42% of Tallahassee Residents have already voted with Early voting opportunities – It is a record for Tallahassee!
Tips For Voting in Tallahassee, Florida:
- Know Where Your Polling Area Is In Tallahassee, FL
- View the Tallahassee, FL Ballot by your address, and know What and Who YOU will be voting on
- Know The Amendments – Look for Summaries online, the language is long and confusing! Ask for help from reliable sources and people that helped formulate the Amendments. Like a REALTOR, for Amendment 4 for instance!
- Bring A Folding Chair – You may be sitting for a while, long lines are anticipated
- Bring Sunscreen or An Umbrella – If you are caught in the middle of the day, the sun can be harsh
- Bring water or a drink and snacks
- Bring something to read – Charge your phones or Kindles or the kids Electronic games!
- Wear comfortable clothes – That Means Shoes Too! Leave the high heels in the car!
- Bring a good attitude – Be thankful that people are exercising their individual right to vote.
- Remember to THANK the Poll workers – They have put in many long hours for all of us!
Where will you watch election results? After it’s all over, gather with your friends and family to watch history unfold. Celebrate the results or if they didn’t go your way, prepare to be part of a solution, not added anger and frustrations. There is always work to be done, and as Americans and individuals, we must become more involved in the communities in which we live and work with our elected officials. This year, I will be in Orlando, FL at the National Association of Realtors Conference. REALTORS are working hard for homeowners via our political advocacy efforts this year. Among several issues, is keeping the Mortgage Interest Deduction for American homeowners along with many other issues. I imagine I will be watching the results with people from across the country and the world! It will be a fun night!
Happy Voting Tallahassee!