I’ve voted. I’ve voted in the UK election from over the ocean. I’ve voted because I have the right to vote thanks to efforts of the suffragettes 104 odd years ago. I remember as a 10 year old learning about the sacrifices these women made in order to give us future generations a say in politics. It resonated so deeply with me, that I have voted since I was old enough. In fact it was 104 years ago to this very day that Emily Davidson died fighting for the women’s vote.
After the brexit vote, I was astonished to hear that so few of the population had taken the opportunity – and there were many people I knew! And many had the excuse of “I couldn’t find the time, I was too busy, I was working”. Gaaaaaaahhhhh!
So with this thought in mind, I want to highlight to people that they can vote by proxy – it’s easy! You nominate someone else you trust to cast your vote in the way you see fit. You can sort it on your phone! You don’t have to even leave the house! You don’t even need to leave the couch!
But is it too late?
NO – YOU CAN STILL SORT OUT YOUR PROXY ON THE DAY OF THE ELECTION! By 5pm
We had to sort out ours a few weeks back, but we did it. SO SORT IT NOW!
In the words of the Beastie Boys, “You’ve gotta fight for your Right!” Now Go and Vote!