Tomorrow, Americans will go to the polls to choose who they want to be President for the next four years and one of the more divisive campaign seasons in recent memory will come to an end.
You can be sick of the constant ads, the bickering from supporters of each side and even generally tired of the entire process but don’t let that stop you from voting.
Regardless of political affiliation, tomorrow is a chance for you to go out and make your opinions count. It’s a sad state of affairs that nearly half of those who were eligible to vote in the 2008 election stayed home. All over the world young men and women have fought and died for the right to vote. And it is a right. It’s a right to stand up and be counted and let your voice be heard. Be an example to your friends, your children, your younger brothers and sisters and exercise that right. You can be cynical about whether you vote matters or whether this candidate or that candidate will honor their promises or you can have a little faith and do the right thing.
How to find a polling place near you: http://www.vote411.org/enter-your-address
If you haven’t made up your mind here are a few helpful links:
A quick view chart of what the candidates opinions are on 75 different issues: http://2012election.procon.org/view.source-summary-chart.php
Video of the candidates on issues ranging from the Economy to Health Care and National Security in their own words: http://campaign2012.c-span.org/issues
The NYT on where the candidates stand on many key issues facing America:
And here are a couple of quizzes to help you find which candidate best reflects your opinions on various issues:
Careful!!! There’s a lot of misinformation out there about voting. In many states deceiving voters is a crime. If you see misleading or deceptive information, report it by calling 1-866-OUR-VOTE or email email@example.com