Get Ready to Vote – It’s Your Right, and Your Responsibility!

The first chill of the cool, fall breezes are a reminder that Election Day is drawing close. On Tuesday, November 8, 2016, you will have a chance to cast your vote for our next president, for state and federally elected officials, and for a selection of local issues that will affect your life and community. Don’t miss out on this chance to exercise your right to be heard! In addition to the high-profile presidential race, there are issues being considered on some state ballots that affect you and your family, such as raising the minimum wage or increasing taxes on tobacco.

Not sure whether you are registered to vote or where you can cast your ballot? There’s help for that! The League of Women Voters has put together all of the information you need to research your local issues, and learn about candidates for local, state, and national offices. Visit the Vote411.org site to find out registration deadlines, election dates, polling locations, and more.  You can also register to vote online if you visit vote.usa.gov. Don’t delay as deadlines are approaching fast!

Not everyone has an easy time getting to the polls on Election Day; you might be away or you might be busy working. Rather than skipping the polls, you should know that most states have guidelines for early voting and every state makes arrangements for completing an absentee ballot. Ballots can even be sent overseas for service personnel and citizens living abroad. All of that information is available on Vote411.org.

Voting is a right and a responsibility. Get informed and get ready to vote on Tuesday, November 8, 2016 or before!