Why I am Going to Vote?

The last time I went to vote I remember there were many sections of the voting ballot and a lot of names I didn’t know. So I wanted to be prepared this time. So I googled who will be on my voting ballot this upcoming presidential election.

And I found this web page.

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I entered my address hoping that this was safe and not a scam.

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Then it took me to this place.

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With the widespread fuss over Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton being our only candidates to choose from, many Americans are feeling discouraged to bother voting.

But. And a BIG BUT, there are more than two people running for presidential office and there more people running in this election to enter into the Senate, the Congress, and the Judicial System who are voted in by us and not the electoral college.

So although I am not very confident in the 4 choices for president I see in my ballot I surely won’t neglect them

Presidential Candidates (Race #1)

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If you live in New York and maybe in my district you may have to vote for the following people.

US Congressional District 3 (Race #2)

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US Senator (NY) Race #3

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New York Assembly District 33 (Race # 4)

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New York Senate District 11 (Race# 5)

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Justice of Supreme Court 11th Judicial District

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New York Supreme Court Judicial District 11 (Race#7)

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Phew! I know that is a lot of people to choose from and what is great about this site is that you can select and compare candidates. That way you can be briefed on who is who and what they stand for. And if their bio is not present. Well, then you can alway go ahead and google them.

My point is that when you are neglecting your right to vote for president of the US (who is actually voted by the electoral college) You miss out on voting for other people who can make a difference in our system of checks and balances. You if don’t want to vote for Hillary or Trump then there is are still Jill Stein and Gary Johnson.

Will you vote?

 

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