A first for me today: voting! I was pretty excited. I think it was because it was something new, a requirement and privilege bestowed on me that had never been bestowed on me before because I was underage. In other words: it was for ‘big people’, and I had never been ‘big enough’ to do it before! I have never been very interested in politics, unless it had to do with watching the votes roll in during the federal elections. (I don’t know why that, of all things, interested me at age nine or eleven, but it did.) However, politics is starting to make a bit more sense now, thus growing more interesting. Slowly. Today was our state elections for W.A.
We walked up the entrance and found Josh (who has a great blog and talks about Australian politics) handing out how-to-vote cards for the Liberals (side note for Americans: Liberal is Australia’s major conservative party, not liberal as in the left-wing party Americans associate the word with. And Australians, please, I’m sorry, but I don’t want to get into a fight over politics with you!) I thought the blue t-shirt was pretty cool; I wanted one too. Anyway; we thought we’d better take a photo to represent my first day voting and Josh’s involvement in local politics.
World, here we come!