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Brookline Patch Column: Voting as Family Tradition

Last week, I asked friends online if Nomi and I should take Muffin and Squeaker to the polls with us on Election Day, and everyone came back with a resounding YES to the idea. So, in this week's The Brookline Parent column at Brookline Patch, I discuss how it went, but I also take the long view of continuing the family tradition of voting. So, if you'd like to find out both how I have a family connection to a former presidential candidate, and what happens when a preschooler tantrums on the way to the polls, check out Voting as Family Tradition.

(There's also some cute pictures of the kids holding their own campaign signs. What issue did they support? Click through to find out.)

Comments

Blatantly electioneering in the polling place? Tsk, tsk.
I'm glad their initiative passed, anyway!
My earliest memory that can be tied to a historical event is going with my mother to vote in the 1976 presidential elections at the age of 3. I remember being confused and mishearing "vote" as "boat", and a little curtained booth, and getting some sort of crushed ice drink either before or after.
I agree that the curtained booths with the levers were more fun for kids. Oh well. I guess they won't know the difference so they won't miss them.
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