For the last six hundred days, media channels have been flooded with political advertisements campaigning either for or against one of the many political candidates running for office this election. Lately, those ads have increased in number and frequency to the extent that it’s nearly impossible to think about anything other than who we will vote for in tomorrow’s presidential election.
Election season always proves to be a tense time. Most people are heavily focused on the views of the candidate they support, and in disagreement with whomever represents the opposing party, but the one thing we all often forget is that in the United States of America we have the luxury and the legal right to vote. In other parts of the world citizens aren’t given the option to choose their next leader from a pool of qualified candidates, or to choose at all in many instances.
"If you give up on the idea that your voice can make a difference, then other voices will fill the void." -Barack Obama
Here in the U.S. we’re given every opportunity and resource to help us make a sound decision in determining the future of our country. Our government effects everything from healthcare to schools to civil rights, and our right to vote is monumental in that regard. Voting is a way for our voices to be heard as individuals, and to formally register our choice for the person that will most effectively represent the best interest of our country.
As if you haven’t heard it 1,000,000 times already, tomorrow is General Election Day. While many of you might still be on the fence, drowning in the drama engulfing this election, it is tremendously important that you get out there and exercise your right to vote as an American citizen. Oh, and don’t forget to take an “I Voted” selfie or it didn’t happen.