It took twenty-two minutes total—from my house, to the polling place, to vote and return to my house. That's it. I did choose the middle of the morning, but with all the media talking about the impact of this election, I thought I might have to stand in line for a little while. Nope. I waited three minutes before the volunteer escorted me to a booth.
My parents raised me to vote in every election. It's a right that so many people take for granted. I realize with the negative media, it can be confusing, and a little overwhelming, to decide who to vote for, but with a little research you should be able to make a decision.
No, the candidates aren't perfect. Last I checked, I wasn't perfect either. I make my decision on their overall stance. Do their positions on the issues align with mine? Once I weed out the negative press, this makes it a little easier to decide. Beyond that, I do look at why the candidates are running for office. If I smell a rat, I don't vote for them. But, then again, most of them have an unpleasant odor about them, don't they?
Enough said. If you didn't vote, you can't complain about what happens next. By the way, none of us know what will happen, but at least voters try to influence that outcome.
Did you vote?