Without Fear or Favor of Any Person

i-voted

When you register to vote in Vermont you must take the Voter’s Oath (also known as the Free Man’s Oath) where you “solemnly swear or affirm that whenever you give your vote or suffrage … you will do so as in your conscience you shall judge will most conduce to the best good of the same, as established by the Constitution, without fear or favor of any person.”

Good stuff. Use your vote for good and don’t let anyone influence you otherwise.

I have been reading about long lines to vote in many places. I think this is a good thing, although when I went to vote this morning I had to wait a few minutes because all three of the booths were in use. It’s a busy day in our little village clerk’s office.

Our Village's Polling Place

Our Village’s Polling Place

Rock on, people.

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Categories: Rural Life, Vermont | Tags: , , , , | 5 Comments

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5 thoughts on “Without Fear or Favor of Any Person

  1. We voted early this year, and it was amazing to see the place, if not full, at least busy, and on a Sunday afternoon, too! I am excited that there appears to be terrific turnout this year — I’d like to see it continue, but without the amount of acrimony that provoked it this year.

  2. I had to wait 28 WHOLE MINUTES!!!

  3. Shuddup Jacks, I waited 30 minutes! Seriously, I was like the 5th person on line at 6 a.m. and the machines were already broken.

    You know what else? I didn’t get one of those “I voted” stickers. I didn’t even know about them until Mr. Rizzuto came home with one. I had half a mind to go back there and show those people my color (for the second time that day) but I punked out (for the second time that day).

  4. The turn out was encouraging, even if the hateful campaining wasn’t. Now it’s up to all of us to “play nice.”

  5. Sister Scribonia Invidiosa of the Headspasm League

    Thank you for voting.

    Palin/Quayle 2012 !!!

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