Don't wait until the last minute and then gripe about it. Call your City Hall or Voter Registration office. Make sure you're on the list. Find out where you have to go to vote.
You have plenty of time to find out who's running for what. You have plenty of time to figure out what each of the ballot questions *really* mean. What you don't have plenty of time to do is REGISTER to vote.
Let your voice be heard. It may be one small voice, but it still should be heard. I don't even care if what you have to say is for or against my choices and opinions. Just do it NOW.
You may think that you're registered. Are you? Just because you voted in the last election doesn't mean you're still registered. Just because you put in a change of address, doesn't mean it got processed (or processed correctly). The election mechanics are run by people. People make mistakes. Take a few minutes out of your busy day. Make sure you're listed. If you wait until election day, someone else's error will become YOUR problem. If you find there's an error now, you can fix it now. If you find there's an error when you go to vote, it will be too late to fix it.
Yes, this is an "off" year... (not a presidential election). But as we've already seen...the smaller players could become very important. Major decision-makers often slide into places of power on an "off" year. And there they sit until the day it really counts -- then you're stuck with people you wish weren't there...who got there because YOU DIDN'T CARE ...after all, it wasn't an *important* election...
Do it now. Even if you think they all stink. Even if you don't think you're going to vote. REGISTER. If you change your mind later, you'll have the option to vote available to you. If you give up on it now, you won't have the choice to change your mind later.
Give yourself the option. Give yourself the opportunity. Give yourself a voice.
Posted by BlueWolf on October 8, 2002 06:41 PM