Vote Like A Patriot
Exercising your right to vote may be one of the most Patriotic things you ever do as an American citizen. Many people in the United States don't believe they can do anything to make a significant change. The truth is, we can make a difference by voting and encouraging as many people as possible to do the same. The 2022 Midterm elections will be critical to the future of America. It could be the difference between a Proud America and a socialist America.
Vote In Local Elections
Local and state elections are often ignored or not well attended. But local elections may be the most important elections. Many people at state and federal levels began at the local level and moved up. It is incumbent on all U.S. citizens to exercise their right to vote in every election, get a good foundation at the local level, and build from there.
According to an article in The United States Elections Project , voting participation by eligible voters hovers around 60%. More specifically:
- 2016 = 60.1%
- 2012 = 58.6%
- 2008 = 62.2%
- 2004 = 60.7%
Non-Presidential Elections are even worse:
- 2014 = 36.7%
- 2010 = 41.8%
- 2006 = 41.3%
- 2002 = 40.5%
Wikipedia statistics are slightly lower in all years.
How To Find Voter Turnout In Your Area
Check your local voting information for special elections. This link will take you to the USA.gov website. Enter your state information, and it will take you to your state's webpage. There you should be able to locate voter turnout. Each state provides the information they choose to provide, so you may have to search a little bit.
Furthermore, each state has its own rules, but there are elections for Mayors, Sheriffs, School Board Members, Town Council, County and State Offices, and Governors. Unfortunately, not voting in these elections allows just a few people to decide what your elected leaders will be. You have no say in it because you chose not to participate.
It is time that all politicians understand whom they work for and what we expect. There are several ways to do that, and voting can be the most effective.
Be a Proud American and vote in the next election.
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