My dad is not a very political person. But as I think I’ve mentioned before, we have had someone in our family serving in the armed forces almost continuously since WWI, including he and my mom. So the people in my family tend to feel a strong sense of duty to country and in that, my dad is no different. When I asked him once about voting he always said that “a lot of people fought and died” so that you can have that right. (And that’s true both at home, through women’s suffrage and the Civil Rights Movement, as well as overseas defending the concept of freedom.) He also always said that you can’t complain about the way things are if you don’t undertake even the most basic of efforts to make your voice heard, via the election booth.
Last but not least, before I get off my soapbox, I’ll note that all politics is local. So in a lot of ways, it’s way more important to exert your influence for city, county, state, and congressional seats than even for President. (Though you should vote in all elections!) The decisions these people make on the local level have an impact on your lives right away!
In many places, polls open as early as 6 A.M. and close at 7 P.M. or later. Get more information below…DO IT!