Why let other people decide what’s best for you and your community? If you are not pleased with the things going on in your community, you should ask yourself, “Did I voice my opinion? Did I utilize my right to vote?”
Did you know that election outcomes are determined by those who participate in voting? Statistics show that the people who aren’t registered to vote don’t know the first step. Well, here’s your first step – GO REGISTER! All citizens 18 years or older have the right to register to vote. Eligible citizens can register at any Department of Motor Vehicles, public assistant agencies, state-appointed offices that have been designated for voters’ registration, and online. Another problem that holds many citizens back from voting is not knowing who they want to vote for. Here are a few tips: Educate yourself about the candidates. Do some research? Attend debate sessions. Look at campaign ads. Most importantly, watch your local media coverage. Then, decide which candidate you feel will make a difference or make a positive change in your community. Keep in mind that voting does not guarantee that your preference will prevail, but voting guarantees that your voice was heard.
Elections for local community leaders are quickly approaching. Go register. Go vote. Let Your Voice Be Heard. You can’t win if you don’t play, right?