What To Think About Before You Vote

1. Your Family

Considering your family before you place your vote in the upcoming election is extremely important because of the benefits that one candidate, or the other will offer you.

2. Know the Best Times to Vote

The most popular voting times usually happen between 12:00 and 5:00 p.m. on voting day. This is mainly due to work schedules as well as voters taking lunch breaks or getting off of work a few hours early to cast their ballot. Try to vote early and skip the long lines.

3. Benefits

If you are on any state assistance, be informed on what candidate will be most helpful to you.

4. Know your Candidates

Although Trump and Clinton have ruled the national spotlight for over a year now, they are not the only election that will be on the ballot. State Senators, local District Attorneys, as well as even school board members for many districts are also up for grabs. Get educated on all the candidates on all levels, not just the Presidential race.

5. Know Where you can Vote

Can you imagine going through the trouble of taking off work, driving 30 min to a polling station to find out that you can’t vote there? Be informed on where to vote and even check out a sample ballot at http://www.donaanacounty.org.

6. Exercise your Voice 

As a United States citizen it is your constitutional right to participate in your democracy. The first step to that is to have your vote heard in the election of public officials.

Author: nmsuroundup

The student voice of New Mexico State University since 1907.

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