The time has come, folks: Election Day is tomorrow, November 6. I always love going out to cast my ballot first thing and getting my “I Voted” sticker. I feel like it’s my civic duty, and I’m taking part in history.
However, I know several people who are still undecided about whom to vote for. And then there are others who dislike politics and think that nothing will change no matter who is in charge. I disagree. Every president has had a different impact on the country, both good and bad. Politics may be a messy game, but ultimately it’s up to the citizens to show that they’re invested in this country and take a stand. As the saying goes, if you don’t vote, you can’t complain.
Besides that, think of all that our forefathers went through to establish this country and give us the right to vote. Think of the suffragates, and civil rights advocates. Think of the people in other nations—Zimbabwe, for instance—who have literally risked death in order to cast a vote for the candidate of their choice. It certainly makes popping over to the local voting precinct and getting a sticker seem pretty painless, no?
This Election Day I urge all registered voters to get out there and make your voices heard. Whether your candidates win or not, you can at least take comfort in having taken part and exercised your right to vote.