I am a byproduct of immigrant parents, and because they did not have the right to vote in America I was unaware of the political climate at such a young age. I didn’t research too much because I didn’t think anything going on in the white house directly affected me, or that I held any ground to make an impact. Much of what people talked about seemed beyond me and it pretty much went over my head. Until, all of a sudden, there were false and radical claims being made on individuals I knew first-hand were being wrongly accused of literally just existing. That was when I knew I needed to be a voice, a voice for those who don’t have one.
There is much going on in the world today, and many just seem to hop on a wave without fully deciphering the underlying messages. I want us to bring back free will. I want to remind us all that we are allowed to think for ourselves and have a choice. Democracy and peace can be a part of our world. This is the reason I introduce to you today a short FAQs I have always had, but was too lazy to look up. If you have ever been curious to know more about voting then I recommend you take the time to read this.
As a new generation who is constantly innovating, it is important that we determine who is making decisions for our community.
Where can I register to vote?
When Are Elections?
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How many people make up the American government?
There are a little over 500 people that govern our country. There are over 325.7 million in America. That means that for every 1 person in office makes decisions for 651,400 people. So, YES. Your vote matters, and it counts.
Why does that matter?
What happens if I don’t vote?
"It’s also important for citizens to know how to work the voting machines or to mark the ballots they’ll be using when they vote so that their votes will be counted. Why is that so important? Because every vote counts! An election might be decided by a single vote and history would be changed because a person got…or lost…that one vote!"
Does my vote make a difference?
Every single vote is accounted towards making a decision in the voting polls. It may not feel like you're doing much, but wouldn't you feel a whole lot better about at least trying. There is more power in doing than just discussing the issue.
How do I register to vote?
You need a state ID or License and you can register online HERE!
Who to vote for?
There are many parties that make up our government. Do your research and be aware of the policies each candidate stands behind, therefore you are able to make an educated decision on who the leaders of our country will be. For more information check out BALLOTPEDIA, an organization helping you find the information you need before heading to the polls.
Where can I vote?
You can find a place near you HERE!
You have until Friday to register New Yorkers, so do it ASAP! We are in this together and we need to be the change we want to see to fuel new innovations into our environments!
Comment below with any questions. We are happy to help.