I took G to vote in her first election today. She was probably better informed than most of the people voting, because she'd met all the candidates when I interviewed them for one of my other websites, Saddleworth News. I considered propping her up in the polling booth, giving her the pencil, and just letting her choose. But by the time I'd pushed her round to the polling station at the local school, she'd fallen asleep, so I had to pick for her. I hope I accurately reflected her views.
G at least has the consolation of getting a prominent mention in this article about how local news websites like mine have been covering the election. Even though she's still 17 and a half years away from being allowed to vote for herself, G has already played a role in our democratic process.
DEAN, YOUR JOCKEY WHEEL’S ARRIVED!
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