There’s Still Time…

2012 Election Day is coming up, and at Landa Library, you can register to vote!  Election day is November 6, 2012, and the last day to register is Tuesday, October 9th.  Early voting starts on Monday, October 22nd, and ends on November 2nd. 

Today, the Landa Teen Leadership Council used chalk to invite patrons to register to vote.  We believe that it’s vital for everyone to exercise the right to vote and make a difference.  We hope that you will stop by and register!

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You must be eighteen years or older to vote, but it is healthy to be involved and informed.  Even if you’re not of age to vote, you are still someone living in the United States, and therefore the laws and policies that the president invokes will affect you and your family.   

There are many people who don’t vote simply because they don’t have time, or because they dislike both political parties.  Everyone who is of age should vote, because voting isn’t just choosing the president of the United States, but exercising the rights we have as American citizens.  It’s important to have a say in what you believe, whether it’s a political issue or not.  By placing your vote, you are making an important decision on how you think the country should be governed.  Views on health care, education, taxes/ income, federal debt, and immigration policies are all factors that can be taken into consideration before voting.  Encourage others to vote! 

If there is still indecision, then you can watch presidential debates and reliable news sources, as well as the internet to see what each canidate has accomplished, and what they hope to achieve if they are president. 

Remember, election day is November 6, 2012, and the last day to register is Tuesday, October 9th.  Early voting starts on Monday, October 22nd, and ends on November 2nd.

Every vote counts. [There was a teen that asked patrons if they were registered to vote and if not, she gave them an application. Way to go!-Bea Canales, Library Assistant]

-Maddie C., Landa Teen Library Leadership Council member

References

http://www.forbes.com/sites/brettnelson/2012/08/08/ten-things-you-should-know-about-the-economy-before-you-vote-in-november/

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