By OH & SS
After last night’s debate, it’s more important now than ever to vote. I believe we are facing one of the most divisive elections in American history, and I’d argue that the country will be in uproar regardless of who wins, as the vote is anticipated to be extremely close. Thousands of Americans say they remain undecided in their vote, making predicting the outcome of this election for political scientists and statisticians almost impossible to do. Furthermore, many are even claiming to support third party candidates rather than Trump or Clinton simply because they wouldn’t trust either as the President. Regardless, YOU should educate yourself and YOU should go out and vote if you are eligible. If you’re unsure about the process, read below for an in depth look.
Here is voting, cored:
Familiarize yourself with the candidates and their stances. We suggest our POTUS2016 page for a refresher.
Bring your photo ID and a receipt proving you’ve registered (if you’re new, sometimes you have not been processed through the system yet).
Talk to the people at the check-in point. Ask questions if you’re unsure (really though, ASK QUESTIONS. You don’t want to end up in the wrong line).
Find the little vote machine or paper ballot, and cast your vote. In other words, either push a button that identifies the candidate of your choice on the electronic screen, or fill in a bubble/box (... cue the SAT flashbacks *shudders*).
If you can, exercise your right to vote!! Too often people skip out on voting, especially when it comes to congressional and municipal elections. (Congress has the most power when it comes to making and passing laws, so vote for your Senators and Representatives!) Even if you do not have any firm political views, this is no excuse! Take the time to educate yourself on the candidates and their beliefs and choose the one that you think will be the most beneficial for the country (or your state or district when it comes to Congress) as a whole. After all, they will be affecting the country that YOU will be living in. Too many countries today are fighting for the right to have their voice heard, so don’t waste this opportunity. General election day is on November 8th, 2016, so be prepared to find time in your day to put your input in about who should be running this country if you are 18 years or older.