Whether you want a revolution or to maintain the status quo, voting is the democratic equivalent to revolution. On election day we go to war by casting our ballots. The majority wins — sorta. (Don’t get me started on the unpatriotic and treasonous misuse of gerrymandering, and the ridiculously outdated electoral college.)
We encourage everyone to vote, either at the polls or by absentee. Personally, I’ll be out of the country during the November 6th midterms, but I made absolutely certain that I’ll have my absentee ballot emailed to me and I can email it back. (Really, this is the way voting should work all the time.)
What I like best about absentee voting is it gives me an opportunity to research the lesser known issues on a ballot. I know who I’m voting for when it comes to representatives and such, but some of the local county officials and issues are totally unknown to me. Now I can sit and research what I need to know, in order to cast an informed vote.
Learn more about voting from Vote.org, a non-partisan organization that assists everyone in getting out to vote.
If you want to be prepared to vote on all of the people and laws put forth then visit the non partisan Ballotpedia.org. No matter where you live it will have everything that will appear on the ballot in your area and who supports it.
Please, I beg you, make sure you and everyone you know is prepared to vote well ahead of the November 6th midterms.
Creator of RunPee. Aspiring author.