Exercise Your Right!
November 02, 2012
We have heard so much about this year’s presidential election. Whether it is in the news on the Internet, or from our friends and family, this election has been everywhere.
Candidates have been campaigning for over a year, and with so much constant bombardment, voters may be burnt out. If you are one of those voters, please do not sacrifice your opportunity to make your voice heard! In the United States, voting is a right and a privilege, so you should exercise that right and vote tomorrow. There are still many countries in the world where their own citizens do not have a say in government. On the flipside, Australia is well-known for their compulsory voting. Between these extremes, we have a unique responsibility and freedom to help choose our country’s leaders.
If you live in Missouri, you can find your polling place by visiting the Secretary of State’s website. If you live in Kansas, visit their Secretary of State’s website, too, and select "Search Your Polling Place." You can also view sample ballots on your election board’s website. The Kansas City Election Board, Jackson County Election Board, and Johnson County (KS) Election Office all have links to view the issues. Online services such as these have made it easier than ever to exercise our right and privilege to vote, so get out there and do it!
Red Bridge Branch