Unless you have been living under a rock and don’t frequent the internet and social networks at all, you’ve heard about the second Presidential Debate that was televised on Tuesday, October 16th. Even if you didn’t watch, your time lines and feeds were probably flooded with heated opinions from all ends of the right and left wing spectrum.
There’s no doubt that this election has many passionate issues as well as very opinionated voters.
However, I have heard from many that they won’t be voting.
I’ve heard they don’t think their vote counts, they don’t know enough about the election, none of the issues really affect them.
I’m here to say many of these issues affect EVERYONE in one form or another. I also know a few newly 18 year olds that aren’t even registered, and don’t plan to.
Why? As a woman, I know what we fought for to get our rights to vote. Youth should be the first ones voting, this is your future! Your college education and future careers as well as your health care and many more issues are what’s at stake in these elections. I suggest everyone educate themselves not only on the Presidential election, but on every aspect of the ballot in your area.
In some states it’s not too late to register. You can view your state and deadlines to register, and how to register online here.
Get familiar with the voting procedure, click here, find your state and it will give you all the information on what to expect when you vote. If you are unfamiliar with what will be on the election ballot, click at the link on the bottom for the website to your Secretary of State, there you will find all measures and issues that will be on your ballot. Please be informed and flex your voting muscles! Your opinion does count, and at least one thing on that ballot will affect your life directly in one way or another.
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