BC: 2012 | I have yet to have the voting experience but taking classes and learning about it is very interesting and makes me very excited and prepared for the future elections I can take part of. I will get involved and make a difference because if I don't, who will? So, when it's your chance to get involved, grasp it with both hands and take it. It'll be worth it. It's time to start seeing America walk in the right direction, one step at a time. Lets be that first step! Register, vote, and get involved!
FC: You decide how this country is gonna be!
1: People don't understand the importance of voting. What I think people don't realize is that your vote counts. Making sure you vote for the candidate of your choice shows support for what you think this country should be. If one of the candidates seem to have, in your personal opinion, the wrong ideas for this country, you don't want that person to become the man (or woman) in charge. You want the person in charge to have the same or at least similar view points as yours and the only way to help that happen is to vote. If you just sit around and do nothing, if everyone just sat around and did nothing, this country wouldn't have any meaning and could easily be turned into a dictatorship due to no public opinion. So make sure you help out your country and vote. Its very important.
3: Registering to vote can be a confusing process if you have never heard or learned how. First head to a city hall, any state and government offices, quite a few libraries and post offices have forms as well. Also there are many forms online you can surely use. Things you will need are certificates such as, birth certificates, license, and some proof that you are a resident of the state in which you are registering to vote in. They will ask you questions like who are your parents and maybe even where they were born. After going through and filling out all forms and answering all questions, you are ready to get involved and vote!
5: Research is something is needed to make a reasonable and responsible decision on who to vote for. You can know who to vote for but you need to be able to answer the reason why. Looking into a presidents plan and what things he stands behind is a good way to determine if you should vote for him or her. Once you understand what each candidate is going for, that’s when you need to get involved. Getting involved could be something as simple as just voting, however if you really want to support that person, you can put signs up, write letters, speak to friends and family, show everyone what great things that candidate has in mind for the country. Show how much these things matter. That will help you also have a different view on voting in general and maybe you’ll not look as it as putting someone else in charge, but as showing what direction you want to push this country. There needs to be change and “We The People..” are the change. Our Four Fathers even said so.