Although some people have already completed their absentee ballots, the 2016 presidential election takes place on Tuesday, November 8th. That means we have exactly ONE WEEK to fully educate ourselves and make a decision on which candidate to vote for. (Make sure to take a look at the first link listed at the bottom of the page.)
Where do you stand when it comes to environmental issues and climate change, foreign policy, abortion, healthcare…? The list can go on, but don’t let others decide for you! If you have an opinion and don’t voice it, then you’re letting others decide which issues matter, and ultimately, who’s going to win the election.
Remember, every vote makes a difference! For decades, laws have been passed and people have continued to fight to make sure others have this opportunity. Our first African American president just served two consecutive terms in office, and this could not have been done without voters sending off their ballots.
The actions of many have helped shape history. If you want to see change happen, the best way to see improvement is to take part in the process. Get out and vote in this election- make sure you leave your mark!
BallotPedia.org is a great resource! Use it for information on:
- each candidate & their respective platforms. https://ballotpedia.org/Presidential_candidates,_2016
- opening and closing times for polling places by state & links to search for the nearest place to cast your vote. https://ballotpedia.org/State_Poll_Opening_and_Closing_Times_(2016)
- candidate ratings. https://ballotpedia.org/2016_presidential_candidate_ratings_and_scorecards
- the general debates
- first debate – Sept. 26 https://ballotpedia.org/Presidential_debate_at_Hofstra_University_(September_26,_2016)
- second debate – October 9 https://ballotpedia.org/Presidential_debate_at_Washington_University_(October_9,_2016)
- third debate – October 19 https://ballotpedia.org/Presidential_debates_(2015-2016)#Archived_debates
You can also stream the debates on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=855Am6ovK7s&list=PL0tDb4jw6kPzQqgYz6Ylh7CO9mnCfcQ_x