For all my complaining, the vote was very simple. Just one mark could push the election in a new direction. I brought the gals and we all took home an “I voted” sticker. I explained that our votes can influence public policy which impact our lives. I don’t believe in telling them which party to vote for, so I only went as far as to explain the impact of voting.

They were excited by the stickers and fire department. (Paid for by state and local public funds, but why complicate things?)