Since I have been doing my series on “Know Who Your Choices Are”, as well as my pro-voting post. Yes I am enthusiastic about encouraging the masses to get out there and vote. No matter who you support. So yes I have been on my soapbox, talking about the different choices that are out there in the upcoming presidential election. Trying to stress the importance of voting. Well I haven’t forgotten about you the new voters. Just remember every single one of us had that initial virginal trip to the voting booth.
As you get closer to that legal age, there are many things that go through your mind. How do I register? How do I make the right choice? What are my choices? What am I voting for? You properly have several more questions and they are all very important. What you need to do prioritize and organize what you need to do.
First thing, decide to be a responsible voter. CHECK! Now that you have made that decision – NOW what do you do? Well the next step is to register to vote. How do you do that happen you may ask. Well there are several different ways you can make this happen. Yet with the convenience of the internet there is a more convenient way than sending out a letter. Now you can get your states information by simply going to http://www.866ourvote.org. It’s actually an easy site to manner around. The first thing you want to look up is the registration for your state.
Once you have registered I believe it’s important for you to familiarize yourself with the local voting locations that are close to you, as well as the times that the polls are open for voting. The next key thing is to familiarize yourself to what your state consider a valid I.D for voting day and get one. If you happen to be going away to college another thing that you may want to look into is the criteria for the absentee ballot for your particular state and their process.
Now that you have that done. It’s time for you to do your research. Don’t fall into the trappings of rumors about the voting process or the candidates for that matter. Find out the facts about the voting process as well as the candidates. Your local city hall and hall of records should have the accurate information that you are looking for.
Finally! As that big day approaches make sure that you are actually registered and be sure not to where any campaigning gear during the actual time of your voting process. It does help to avoid any conflict and agitation at the polling booth. Happy Voting.