I know the last place you want to hear about politics is here, but the voter registration deadline in Indiana is TODAY, so I’ll keep it simple.
I used to be someone who ‘didn’t care about politics’. Seemed like a bunch of adults arguing over things that didn’t matter. Then I went to college, and I became more aware how much government decisions affected me. I attended a public university which meant a lot of the higher education aid such as student loans, grants, and scholarships that was available to me was subject to state and federal government scrutiny and decision making. Even matters that affected me earlier in life such as minimum wage and available health care insurance are all decisions that are up to political law and policymakers.
Public services such as public radio and television, health services, city infrastructure and arts funding are all subject to the decisions made by those we put in office. How important are those services to you? What options would you have if those weren’t available? There are some decisions that I can’t afford to not put forth my opinion on, even more, there are people who need some services more. By voting, I can help ensure that those services stay available and IMPROVE for myself and others.
Whether or not you are decided on your candidates, PLEASE take the time to REGISTER TO VOTE, so that at least you have the opportunity to exercise your right should you want to.
Need to register? Check with your local/state registrar’s office or here. Indiana voters: www.indianavoters.com
Indiana Deadline is TODAY, are you unsure if you are registered? Do you know your polling location? Check here
*you may need to update your voter registration if you have moved within the same county in the last year or so!
How do you feel about public issues such as health care, civil rights, road construction, or even farm aid and GMO foods?? There is likely a candidate who feels the same way. VoteEasy is great tool to compare your opinions on major issues with state and federal candidates. You may learn how important certain issues are to you, and be surprised at the candidates who are most aligned with your ideals!
Have the polling rules changed in your district?Is EARLY VOTING available? There have been recent changes in many states and districts on what forms of ID are needed at the polling location to vote. Sarah Silverman is on the lookout, but be sure to check with your local office!
Lastly, please register to vote, know HOW, WHERE, and WHEN to vote, and know who is on your ballot (local, state, and federal)!
Video from 2008, but still a great message!