You want to take part in the voting process. It is a right AND a responsibility.
Estimates are that about 58% of Americans eligible to vote did so in the 2016 national elections.
The insidious resignation that makes us feel like it is optional, or that "My vote won't matter," or "My state is already so red/blue I can't make a difference" doesn't really bear weight when it comes to considering your personal impact on the world.
It's just resignation - you've dealt with THAT before!
It's not bad or wrong, but it IS a missed opportunity.
So the big question: ARE YOU REGISTERED TO VOTE?
Have you moved and re-registered with your current address?
Does your community require re-registration after a certain period of time?
Do you not remember if you did it?
Have you recently come to your 18th birthday/voting age in the United States?
Use this simple link to CONFIRM YOUR REGISTRATION
Now...do you need to register?
Each state has different dates on the calendar for the cutoff for registration prior to a particular election.
Use THIS LINK to find the voter registration deadlines in YOUR state.
To register, just go here and do it online.
You'll start by choosing your state of residence and go from there.
You can, of course, also register in person at a Department of Motor Vehicles office, Armed Services Recruitment Centers, or State and County Public Assistance Offices (SNAP/food stamps, WIC, services for the disabled).
Are you military or overseas?
Feel free to request an ABSENTEE BALLOT at THIS LINK.
Want to do EARLY VOTING or MAIL-IN VOTING?
The chart at THIS LINK shows the distinct rules and procedures for every state.
It is truly one of the easier processes in our system.
And really not loaded with regret. The candidates and measures you support may not win at the ballot box, but you won't regret voting for them, and taking part, and taking a stand for the stewardship of our world.
THANK YOU for being a part of this with us!