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2. I will be driving about 15 miles to vote today.
Tue Mar 8, 2016, 06:47 AM
Mar 2016

As the crow flies, it is a far more shorter trip. However there is a national forest and a rather severe lack of paved roads to consider. So yup, driving to the other side of my township is about 15 miles unless one has a four wheel drive to cut through the forest between me and the township hall.

In November I will vote absentee. My age, and the age of my car, qualifies me. I could have done this years ago -- the age requirement here is 62. But I really love going to that old dusty wooden building to cast my ballot every election even though it can be the drive from Hell during winter months.

But this will be the last time. Me and my car may not make it next time. So I am going to ask for absentee ballot from now on. That preserves my voting rights the best way I know how.

I am going to miss the pretty drive, though.

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