This year’s 2016 Presidential Election in America has been quite the circus. I am not going to persuade you to vote for anyone, nor am I going to disclose which party I am affiliated with. None of that matters. It really doesn’t.
For this election, I am getting the feeling that people who are normally affiliated with a party are feeling discouraged. The two major parties that get way too much attention in America are muddied in political views, dishonesty, crudeness, lack of leadership, not wise, corrupt, and the list goes on.
Know who you are voting for already?
That’s awesome! You are probably in a much better spot than most people. I can visualize how the lines are going to be very long AND slow at the polls because one glance at the presidential ballot will cause panic, causing one to eventually be forced to choose a name on the list.
Don’t have a clue who to vote for?
You are not alone.
Did you know that only 9% of America choose Trump and Clinton as the nominees at the moment? That’s not a lot of people. You are probably wondering what about that other 91% of people. The NY Times does an awesome job describing this with an interactive map. Basically, the ballots are open for other people this year.
Who do you side with?
So you may already know who you are voting for, or maybe you do not. Either way, I highly urge you to go to this amazing interactive site called I Side With. Put in your response and you will get a very comprehensive list of current presidential candidates that are running and which issues you side with. I learned a lot about myself by taking this free quiz.
I know I am agnostic about politics, but I also want to make the choice each election to ensure that the person I vote for will side with the issues that are important to me. I urge you to do your research before you step up to the polling machine.
To fail is being afraid to vote for whom you think will be the best president. If you don’t voice your opinion at the polls, the candidate you feel isn’t ready for the presidency may win.
Be brave and choose the right person for the job. Don’t be afraid to write a candidate in if you feel like the ones on the ballot just aren’t capable of changing our future in America for the better.
Good luck at the polls and see you on the flip side!