And I even got a fun yellow sticker to prove it!
I filled out my ballot at the advance polling location inside of Winnipeg Square. For those of you who are unaware, advancing polls are closing tomorrow at 8PM. If you aren't quite sure where to vote and you know that you won't be able to vote on October 4th, this link will help you find out where to go.
Something that I found really great were these Future Voter Pledge Cards (and matching stickers), a certificate to give your children which encourages them to vote - once they're of age, of course. I think that it's a fantastic method of advocating democratic practices to our youth. When I was wee lass, I never had the opportunity to witness or really understand the voting process. I hope for a better experience for our future generations.
At 57% in the 2007 provincial election, our voter turnout isn't too hot right now. But, on the bright side, we can work towards improving these numbers and getting people to speak up, speak out and VoteAnyWay.
That was definitely the highlight of my day. It probably sounds lame to some of you, but I honestly feel quite empowered. I know that this may sound juvenile, but I feel grown up!
On a side note, please enjoy this picture of my delicious southwestern fried tofu sandwich from Mondragon's. I scarfed it down yesterday on the way home from school and I feel the need to share with you guys how freaking tasty it was. For all of you vegetarians and vegans out there, eat your heart out.