In theory, voting in a political election in a legitimate democracy should be a simple task. You choose your candidate(s), walk up to the ballot box and and enter your selection. The votes are then counted. The winner of the election is the candidate who has the most votes.
But politics is never simple.
Thank You for Voting: The Maddening, Enlightening, Inspiring Truth About Voting in America was published back in June. Written by Erin Geiger Smith, the book explains the voting process and why we should all vote.
I really loved this book. Broken down into laymen’s terms, the book is part encouragement and part history lesson. It is also bipartisan, encouraging the reader to go the polls, regardless of party affiliation. It is a book that we all should be reading. For me, it was a reminder why it is important to vote and why I take pride in saying that I voted.
I recommend it.