10.13.2008

His first time



Maybe the photo is a little too personal for general blog consumption. It was Max's first time, you know. After 14 years, he got the chance to vote in a U.S. election. Ordinarily, voting is a very private matter, but Max's first ballot, a mail-in, required two witnesses sign the return envelope. And so, it was.

23 comments:

G in Berlin said...

Mazel Tov, Max!

THis is also my first general election ballot. Iasked the German if I could have it witnessed at the Post Office, but he said: This is Germany, so I guess not. I may need to wait until book club to get it signed...

missexpatria said...

This totally made me all weepy. YAY MAX!

michelle of bleeding espresso said...

Woooohoooo!

Me said...

2 witnesses and BEER ;)

A Touch of Dutch said...

Congratulations to Max! This is wonderful :-)

AmiExpat said...

Congratulations Max! This election will be my first time voting in person. I've always been away at college or in Germany. I can't wait!

Jill said...

Oh congratulations! That is extremely exciting!

AmyD said...

YAY MAX!!! What an awesome milestone! Congrats to Max AND America. :o)

Princess Extraordinaire said...

Woohoo! That is exciting! Go Max! Cute pic!

patches said...

Voting is sort of like believing in santa. We need more believers.

Connie said...

Very cool! Congrats Max! And now, you have more than 2 witnesses :-)

Sizzle said...

Way to rock the vote!

karey m. said...

good boy! i love all these pics of you two together!

as an old lady would say, you make a very handsome couple! xoxo.

swenglishexpat said...

Big moment! And I sincerely hope Max did not get too nervous about it all and voted for the wrong guy!

amy turn sharp of doobleh-vay said...

so awesome!!!!!

Connie said...

You have an award, please stop by :-)

Charlotte said...

ALRIGHT! Congrats to Max!!! Every vote counts. And since he's so cute, maybe his will even count double ... :-)

J said...

Congrats, Max. Some people take voting for granted, I'm glad you don't.

I didn't know that some states required witnesses.

utenzi said...

Damn, Diane. You look like a teenager in that picture. Are you old enough to legally witness Max's signature?

G in Berlin said...

Mine does too, so tonight I have to knock on a neighbor's door and ask him to witness. I can't quite understand the point, as there's no notarization or proof of signature.

Sarah said...

Congratulations, Max! Your vote looks a lot more glamorous than our did - sitting around in sweatpants looking up all the different local candidates.

And the witnessing thing sounds odd. Our state used to require notarization for absentee ballots (good excuse for a day trip to Munich), but the witnessing seems arbitrary.

Andrea said...

Still not getting me feed updates .darn it.

Congratulations! This was actually only my second time voting (cause I've just never really cared before)

brandy said...

I had to stop and tell you how much I loved this post. So darn exciting! I look forward to the day that I marry some American so I can vote in the election.