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Yes you if you have ever registered to vote.
It is not just voting for the candidate of your choice for president, it is also for your US Representative or US Senator, state offices, county offices, and city or town offices. It is also state and local propositions, referendums, initiatives and other issues. If you care about anything, then see what the groups that you belong to favor. Inform yourself. Do some research at the public library not just filling your brain with nonsense at the wacko sites on the internet.
How do you know if a site is a wacko site?
1. It reinforces your already existing opinion.
2. It is the only site you visit.
Read several local and national newspapers -- you know, those things made out of paper that come out once a day or once a week. Do not get your opinions from idiots. Instead find out what scientists (real ones not the clowns that the climate change deniers swear by) and scholars think. Ask your advisor's opinion -- unless you belong to a cult. Your advisor can be your attorney, your insurance agent (insurance companies are accepting climate change), your banker (unless he or she screwed you), your accountant, your professor, your guidance counselor, your dean, your parents, or your most intelligent friend. If your most intelligent friend is the drunk at your bar, then you need to make new friends. Many people used to use their minister as their advisor until they realized that the minister might have ulterior motives, represent vested interests, or be a pervert . More's the pity because quite a few ministers have degrees in counseling. You probably belong to a group such as an environmental or conservation group, a union, or some other activist group. I guarantee you that they have well-informed opinions on both candidates and propositions. Since your membership dues are paying for their opinion, you might as well find out what it is before Election Day.
If the Republicans and Democrats both turn you off, then I have unbelievable resources for choosing a third party. Just ask me or follow the links that i have provided. In most cases, you can write in a write-in candidate or type in a write-in candidate on an electronic voting machine. So saying "none of the above" is an admission that you will not even give a third party a shot and an admission that you are lazy.
In case you want to know how I am voting, then I will tell you: I am picking a major party candidate for president but for everything else, I am voting for third party candidates. On initiatives and local issues, I am sure that you live in another state . . . .
Join the Millennial Movement - VOTE on Nov. 6
Third Parties Are the Future
A third party is an alternative to the Republicans and Democrats. Look up my hub titled:
What is the best idea for a new political party?
And if you do not see what you are looking for, then drop me a note or email me or leave a comment and I will come up with some resources or ideas for you.
How to Choose a Candidate to Vote For
How to Submit an Absentee Ballot
How To Vote
Step 1: Check yourself
Quadruple-check your information. Put election day on your calendar, and use a site like canivote.org to confirm that you're actually registered. Then, check your state's website to make sure you know where your proper polling place is, how to get there, and its hours.
Step 2: Call in patriotic
Let your boss or professor know if you plan to vote before or during work or school hours. Since the voting process can take some time, giving a heads up to the powers that be can save you a lot of grief later on.
Step 3: Bring documentation
Bring documentation that will establish your right to vote. Each state's regulations differ, so look up your local rules on vote411.org. Some places require you to present a government-issued ID, like a driver's license or passport, while others will send you a voter ID card after you register.
Some places will let you use other documentation - like a utility bill, bank statement, or paycheck - as well.
Step 4: Bring entertainment
A lot of people want to make their voice heard, so you sometimes may need to wait for your turn at the voting booth. Bring along something to keep you entertained while you wait.
Polling lines usually peak early in the morning and late at night. If you'd like to avoid the wait, cast your ballot during off hours.
Step 5: Do some research
If you're worried about how exactly you'll be casting your ballot, visit "vote411.org":http://vote411.org to familiarize yourself with the methods available in your area. Your options might include an optical scan ballot, a mechanical lever machine, or a paper or electronic ballot.
Consult the army of voting day volunteers at the polling location if you have any questions. They'll be happy to help you.
Step 6: Vote
Arrive at your polling location, wait your turn, enter the booth, and cast your ballot. Democracy feels good, doesn't it?
How To Vote
Vote 411 dot org
Build your ballot with their online voters' guide. Type in your address to see the races on your ballot. Candidates' positions can be compared side-by-side, and you may print out a "ballot" indicating your preferences as a reminder and take it with you to the polls on Election Day. Check out our resources for military and overseas voters!
I don't get a penny from Amazon via HubPages (as I've said, HubPages pays me zip, zero, nada) but at the unpublished site over at Squidoo, I did. Anyway, while you are waiting to vote or standing in line, there are e-books appropriate to the occasion that you can read or listen to. I am not sure if there are audio versions of these books but these three are all electronic e-books.
the books that Amazon won't display:
Quadruple check all voting information.
Find out your precinct.
Get a sample ballot and find out from the political party of your choice how to fill it out or rehearse how to use voting machine if your area does not use paper ballot.
Bring several forms of ID. Your voter's registration card and your driver's license are best but state-issued photo ID, US passport, military ID, and college student ID should also be brought.
Make sure your clock has been changed for Daylight Savings Time.
Vote in your precinct.
Go before work or during lunch or take the day off from work.
Remember that one political party is doing everything humanly possible to keep you from voting and to throw out your vote on some technicality; so have your attorney on speed dial and report irregularities to poll watchers, the news, and the local District Attorney prosecutor. Make sure that they go to prison if they try to steal your vote.
If your place of employment has threatened your job if you vote or if a certain candidate wins; then document everything, get a tape recording, and other incriminating evidence and make sure the SOB goes to prison.
- Toni Roman
This lens is about me. I am a lens mistress. I update this lens more often than I used to do. Squidoo, like most such sites, has an automatic profile of each author so I have decided to use it as a utility. Never mind all that. Get out and VOTE !