Before you vote…Do your Homework.

Have you ever went to vote and not recognized all the names on the ballot? I have. Standing there overwhelmed, confused, and unprepared, I skipped over those names. Have you ever not voted because you didn’t know who or what offices were on the ballot? This is embarrassing to admit especially because the foundation of my platform is to provide information and resources. I should have the answers right? Not always. What I don’t know and want or need to know…it’s my responsibility to find out, and I didn’t. I share this to say you must seek the information you wish to find. It’s your responsibility and yours alone to ensure that you are equipped with the information you need to make the best decision for your life. I’ve also built my platform on sharing opinions and experiences to help shape perspectives.

You are not alone if you share the sentiment that you don’t know where to look, who to ask, or what information to trust. If you are eligible to vote, I encourage you to do so. Every vote counted is a voice heard. My younger, irresponsible self who went to the polls uninformed or stayed home uninspired is now older, wiser and equipped with more information. I challenge us all to seek the information…ask questions, read, and research. Self education is key to staying current and informed in an ever-changing world. No one is responsible for getting the information to you but YOU. In order to make an informed decision you have to make acquiring the information a priority, and I’m here to help! Here are a few tips and resources to guide you to the information necessary to make informed voting decisions. I still live with voters regret, you don’t have to.

On a recent show, I spoke with the Mecklenburg County (NC) Director of Elections, Mike Dickerson. Mr. Dickerson provided great information including a some Dos and Dont’s regarding mail-in ballots. Please feel free to like, share, comment and SUBSCRIBE.

Please remember that guidelines vary from state to state and from county to county.

Here a few websites to help you navigate the HOW TO vote by mail, inform you of who’s on the ballot, as well as providing details on events, news and other voting resources in your state.

Also, here are a few Google search suggestions: Board of Elections, Official Democratic Website, Official Republican Website, Democrat, Republican, Liberal

It doesn’t matter which party you are aligned with please know that your voice and your vote matters. As you send in your ballot or head to the polls, go informed…that’s the best way to vote.


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