Election Day is only a week away. Many states have important midterm elections that will determine their governors, congressmen, senators, local political offices, school boards, and even constitutional amendments. This election may not be presidential, but nevertheless, it is an important one.
If you weren’t planning to vote this year, by all means, do so anyway. Many states even have early voting, so you can cast your votes early without having to deal with long waits. Consider early voting the FastPass of American democracy.
So go perform your civil duty and vote, and if you can, vote early! This is an important election, and every vote counts. I, by no means, will tell you who to vote for, but by all means, vote for whoever you believe best represents you and your values.
If you’re still uncertain about how to vote or who to vote for, consider the following resources:
Register to Vote – The official government website for elections. Learn if you’re eligible to vote, register to vote, check your voter status, or make changes to your party affiliation.
On The Issues – Learn where the political canidates within your state stand on the most important political issues.
Ballotpedia – Preview the sample ballot for your state and district, and learn more about the political canidates and amendments on your ballot.
VoteSmart – Learn more about the political canidates, where they stand on the issues, and who’s providing their campaign donations.
VoteEasy – A simple quiz that allows you to determine which candidate to vote for based on how well they align with you on the important issues.
Educate yourself and go vote! If you’ve already voted, leave a comment below and let everyone know you did your patriotic duty. (Just keep the politics to a minimum, please. We want discussions here to remain civil.)