Free Starbucks and a Free Election

Starbucks is giving away a Free Cup of Starbucks Coffee for everyone who exercises their constitutional right to vote today.  My friends today is the day; November 4th… the day that we will remember for the rest of our lives.  I am a traditional guy when it comes to voting: I like to go to my polling place, talk with the little old volunteers who know me by name, cast my vote and get my “I Voted” sticker.

My 9yo son Wesley got the opportunity to go to the polls with me for the very first time at the age of 5; and today is that special day for my 5yo son Jayden.  He will get to check the boxes with his daddy and get an official “I Voted” sticker.  I take these moments as opportunities to remind and teach my boys about the Civil Rights Movement and the fact that Black People didn’t have the right to vote, just a little over 40 years ago.

Today is a day that I don’t take lightly and tomorrow will be a new day, a new time and a historic moment for our Country to embrace.  When I check those boxes this morning, I will do so based on my firm beliefs, my values and not based on popularity or status quo.  Voting is not an act of futility; but rather one of the most significant acts granted to us under the Constitution.  Go Vote; becasue It’s Your Duty, It Matters and It Counts!

I will share my voting experience as it relates to: the line, the mood, the ambiance, the experience…  I encourage you to stop by and do the same, by posting a comment and saying “I Voted!” and my experience was ______________.  Follow me on Twitter {here} to get my thoughts all day!

Go grab some Free Starbucks, Participate in a Free Election and watch the 60 sec. Starbucks video below… 

  • Scott Williams

    Jayden and I were in and out of the polling place in 5 minutes. Apparently we are voting in a new precinct; the other polling places were pretty packed!

    Jayden was a bit taken back by the anti-climatic nature of the process… He said “Dad is this the place hat we vote, it’s just a church.” When we were finished he almost teared up and said “Is that it, it’s already over… ahhh man!”

    All the hype for all the months and this is it my friends… but it’s worth it!

  • brian smith

    Scott,

    Thanks for having the balls to speak out about the political process and giving your opinion. I’m curious to find out why others chose not to?

  • lori

    You should have brought him to my polling place – in line for about an hour and a half. The only “exciting” thing that happened was that I met someone new as there wasn’t much to do but talk to your neighbor in line. Good time to talk about God and what he’s done in our life! Oh, and a lady had a seizure just as she was getting her ballot. It was pretty distracting……but she’s okay. I am SO glad my part is done – and I will be so glad when we can stop talking about the election and start talking about when the first Christmas song will be played on the radio!!!

  • David C

    I stood in line for about 90 minutes this morning. As I heard some folks complain about the wait, I thought what I different country, state, city we would be if there were lines like this for every election.

    The leader of my Bible study class that I attended this morning is from South Africa and voted in his Nation’s first Democratic election in 1994! It was a 10-12 hour wait for him and I am sure those folks did not complain about exercising this right that we take so for granted.

  • i voted! 🙂 it was a fairly quick process in yukon. i love how voting reminds me of the significance of freedom and living in America!

  • I voted and I waited in line for 45 minutes. It wasn’t too bad, since I got to talk to a nice old man the whole time. His name was Bill, and he worked as “just a lowly state employee.” It was reletively painless… but my first time to vote in a new district, first time to vote living on my own…

  • waited in line about 1 1/2 hours. Little windy, but felt like I accomplished something today. I was proud to vote. My 5 year old is in Kindergarten at Crossings and they were having an election today. The first thing he said when he woke up was he was pumped to go vote..pretty cool:)

  • Scott, “I told you so” – love it! Love your blog bro!

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  • Tony and I went to vote together this morning. We took Tobin, along with his sucker in hand, and stood in the wind to wait our turn to vote. First time to vote in Oklahoma. First time not to vote by absentee vote(for presidential election). I thoroughly enjoyed it. This election surely is historical, no matter which way it goes. Let’s pray hard for our country, and let God do the rest.

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