I’ve voted, have you?
Today is election day in the United States. A new president will be decided. If you are an eligible American citizen, You NEED to get out and VOTE.
I know I’ve said it before on this blog, but today is an extremely important day. This election is an extremely important election. I am not asking you to vote a certain way, I am simply asking you to vote.
And don’t be mistaken – today is not just a day to vote for president (though that is by far what people are talking about the most). There are other government positions (local and federal) up for election. In addition, ballots may also contain a voting section for different proposals that are specific to your community.
If you are uncertain and want to do more research before you head to the polls, figuring out what is on your ballot is pretty simple. All you have to do is go to your preferred internet browser, type in “look at my ballot” and your home address. You will then be able to see every position up for election that you are able to vote for, and any proposals that may affect you.
BE CAREFUL! The proposals are often craftily worded to make you uncertain or confused about what you are reading and/or agreeing to. These proposal passages often contain double negatives, convoluted sentence structure, and difficult vocabulary. This is why it is important for you to do your research in advance and know what you are voting for.
Once again, I urge you to get out and vote if you haven’t already. We have a unique opportunity to be a part of a major decision in our country. Use your voice. Vote in today’s election. Even if you, like many others (myself included) believe it is a choice between candidates you’d really rather not have, your vote DOES matter. Your vote IS important.
Take an active part in our country and make a choice. Because for the next four years, we are going to be experiencing the consequences of today, both good an bad. And guess what: YOU DON’T GET TO COMPLAIN ABOUT THE RESULTS IF YOU DON’T VOTE!
So do it.