WHO DO I VOTE FOR?
Stop asking me and learn how to research your candidates. Do your own vetting and do not rely of the advice of fakebookers.
I wrote earlier this year when there was an election. Then, there was another election. For the third time in 2022, I feel inclined to write briefly about the upcoming election on November 8.
I know, I know. Sorry in advance!
What’s happening out there? I see bias!!!
People promote candidates they have already made up their minds about. Its ok… I’m biased too. The thing is, show me a voter out there who wants to be babied, treated like he is too dumb, lazy to research or decide on his own political preferences. My preferences are not yours, unless you’re a big educational freedom advocate, or an uncompromising pro-lifer (I wasn’t always this way). Or unless you’re a smaller government, less taxes, bonds and “get out of my life, government” kind of voter, but I doubt it. The government keeps growing. Gross.
We are capable of vetting candidates. It was hard my first time too. We don’t know where to go to search these people out. For instance, just earlier today, I pulled up my sample ballot and viewed all the candidates who will appear on my November ballot. If you are not registered to vote this close to a midterm election, then you have bigger problems than wondering who to cast your votes for. If you are registered to vote, find your Sample Ballot here. Then print, research and bring it with you on Election Day(Nov 8).
Sometimes, there’s no great pick on your ballot. Maybe this will give you motivation to run for office (good, qualified candidates are always needed). Other times, there’s no challenger and you’re stuck with the option of skipping the box, or voting for the incumbent. Yes, you can leave some bubbles empty and unfilled in on your ballots.
And can I just say, just because you see the words “Education bonds,” please do not assume this is a good idea to vote in favor. We can look back in time at corporate media articles which covered bond spending in Wake County schools and parks. An interesting highlight would be they don’t always spend your dollars on what they initially proposed on the ballot at election time. How terrible!
So, I write to you to say simply, you are capable. Don’t be swayed by groupthinkers. Become informed. Teach your friends. Empower each other. I am always learning and making mistakes along the way, but I can now take pride in saying I am not a straight ticket voter on Election Day. I urge you to join me.