Today is election day! Many of you are probably sick and tired, if not a bit over whelmed, by the bombardment of political news and ads. Others may be so excited and apart of the wave of enthusiasm! Either way, Chipper encourages you to get out and vote today!
Why, you may ask? Well, we should take advantage of our right to vote since many brave men and women lost their lives gaining and keeping this right. People in other places of the world continue to fight and bleed for the basic right to have some say in you and your children’s future.
Lead by example! Teach your child that their voice and opinions matter. Show them that voting contributes to the greater good. They will become responsible citizens if you show them how. Still unconvinced? Here are some top 10 reasons to get involved and VOTE!
Top 10 Reasons Why Young People Should Vote
10. You get a cool sticker afterward that says, “I Voted!”
9. Local elections like school board and city council races really do have an impact on your daily life.
8. If you don’t vote, you’re not allowed to celebrate the Fourth of July. Honest.
7. Young people have the most to gain and lose in any election because they have to live with the consequences longer than anyone else.
6. If you vote and an adult you know doesn’t, you can tease them about it forever.
5. With the Internet, it takes about a minute to get all the registration and voter information for your state and county.
4. At the polling location, you might get to finally meet that cute guy or girl you always see in your neighborhood. Plus, they’ll be instantly impressed by your devotion to civic duty.
3. Every political issue and policy affects you whether you know it or not. If you don’t vote, you’re putting control of your world into the hands of someone else…and you have no idea where those hands have been.
2. The feeling of power you get after voting is a great rush.
1. Election Day is the one day each year when everyone in the U.S. is EQUAL. Your vote counts just as much as anyone else’s does!
Top 10 Lame Excuses Not To Vote
10. My dog ate my registration card.
1. My vote won’t make a difference.
|10 Ways to Cast Your Vote if You’re Under 18
If you’re old enough to vote, by all means, vote! If you’re not, here’s a list of other things you can do to get involved in a campaign.10. Listen to a candidate speak.
They might end up representing you, so check them out.9. Ask questions.
If you want information from a candidate, ask for it. Contact their official campaign headquarters. Most have websites with contact information.8. Surf the Web.
Go to the internet and surf. Almost every candidate has a statement on the issues of their campaign.7. Volunteer at your local polling center.
On the day of elections volunteers are needed to help people at the voting booths. Why not step in to lend a hand?
6. Write a letter to the editor.
5. Go behind the curtain.
4. Run for office.
2. Register other folks.
1. Become one with a leaflet.