As posted by yours truly at RevGalBlogPals:
It’s that season of the year when lawn signs are sprouting as surely as flowers
in the spring; elections are just around the corner. And so today we bring you a
Civic Duty Friday Five.
1) How old were you when you voted for the first
time? I was 19. I was very excited to finally be voting myself, since I had been going to the polls all my life and considered voting to be of major importance. I was 19 because I turned 18 in an off-year.
2) What was the contest at the top of the ballot? It was the 1980 Presidential Election, in which I voted for President Carter. Such a good man. I knew as I voted for him that he would not win.
3) Can you
walk to your polling place? I could, but it’s a little further than is convenient and is actually on the way home from work, when I am in the car anyway. This neighborhood used to vote just a couple of blocks from here, and in those days I did walk, since the parking was miserable at the polling place. Which I think is why they moved the polling place.
4) Have you ever run for public
5) Have you run for office in a club or school or on a board? Yes. My great triumph? I was elected President of the A Capella Choir at my high school. Woohoo! As an adult I’ve been an officer for a number of boards or organizations, but in most cases I wouldn’t call it "running" for office, more like volunteering or being drafted. I am the first woman to be President of an ecumenical board in my community, and I’m pretty proud of that fact.
Feel free to borrow this meme whether you are a RevGalBlogPal or an enthusiastically civic-minded person or just don’t have anything else to do!