Voting – More Than Your Civic Duty

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As 2018 voting season approaches, I realize how much this blog avoids politics. I hate alienating readers, and this topic might touch a few nerves. However, the American Constitution grants all citizens the ability to elect our leadership. With that in mind, we have the responsibility to research and vote for our representatives.

Every American holds their own personal beliefs, and not every candidate meets those. My own candidates only agree with 71-73% of my personal views. I vote for each individual candidate, not a party line.

Voting in Four Easy Steps

With modern tech, voting takes even less effort than it used to. Taking care of steps one and two as quickly as possible, makes the whole process easier.

  1. First, register to vote

    You can find your registration instructions online from USA.gov. Many States vary in their process, so pay attention to the details you need to provide. You can also check your regsistration status at HeadCount.org.

  2. Then, research your candidates

    Online services such as ISideWith.com, provide solid views of candidates individual policies. However, you should always click on the sources if you find anything that feels off. 

  3. Next, find your nearest voting location

    Places like HeadCount.org provide easy to follow directions to your polling location. You should also ensure you plan to take the appropriate time off for voting day.

  4. Finally, vote!

    Get up and out on election day to make your vote count. Vote because you can add your voice to the sea of others who share your beliefs.

Pro Tip: Voting sometimes means thinking ahead. If you live in one of the States that allows early polling, you can do that as well. Websites like Ballotpedia.org provide you all the details you to get an early ballot.

Let me know in the comments below if you have any questions, suggestions, or ideas about voting!

I grew up in Colonia Juarez, Chihuahua, México, where people either owned cattle ranches or fruit orchards. Much of my work ethic came from working on Rancho La Mesa (my family’s ranch). That ranch also sparked what grew into my wild imagination. I read somewhere that you should write the story you want to read, and that stuck with me. My writing began in sixth grade, around the time I began learning to type.