Get out and vote!

Nov 06

In the United States, today is election day.

Every four years, we come together as a nation to vote for our leader. It’s a civic responsibility.

I don’t care who you back for president — Obama, Romney or some third-party candidate such as Gary Johnson or Peta Lindsay — just get out and vote.

I’m not a massive political person. I never have been and don’t think I ever will be. I have some thoughts and I’ll keep them to myself as I don’t think this blog is for political stands. I know who I’m going to vote for (well, outside a couple of local races… I’m still debating) and I’ll leave it at that.

Unfortunately, I’m not sure either candidate for president can fix what’s wrong. To me, I only want to see results. In the end, if the person I don’t vote for wins, I’ll be OK with it as long as he proves me wrong in fixing the country.

We’re a proud nation and this is the time when we have to stand as one and do what our forefathers gave us the right to do.

Google’s doodle of the day is Election based. When you click on it, you have a spot where you can search for your polling places. It also shows you each race you’ll be voting for, including local and national races.

Maybe you’re not sure you’ve registered? If you haven’t — make sure you do sometime soon so you can vote in the future. If you are trying to see if you have registered, there’s a website that will tell you how — CanIVote.org. You’ll need some personal info (name, birthday, county etc.) to be able to see your information. This way, you know if you’re registered.

In the end, it doesn’t matter who you vote for — just as long as you do it. It’s our right and our duty to do so. With so many people in dire economic situations, you need to make sure your vote is cast for the people you think will help most.

Try and throw aside party loyalty and vote with your mind. It’s an unfortunate reality that we don’t really know if either presidential candidate will be able to bring us back to more positive times. Same goes for congress people you may be voting for. Or if local officials will be able to make your area better.

We still must vote.

Make your voice heard. Get out and vote.

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  1. Just got back from voting- the lines are really long today- I am gratified to see so many people voting!
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  2. Pat "the Bro" /

    I took care of my civic duty this morning at 6:20 am. There were no lines and the ladies were at that point cheerful. When I retire from teaching I may volunteer to be a poll sitter, you know the ones who make sure everything is on the up and up. I vote in every election, as a Government teacher it would be wrong for me to teach the right and responsibility of our greatest right the ability to vote. One of my students voted for the first time today, and truly I think I was more excited than she was. By the way, she was pretty excited.

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