Updated Call To Action: Check Your Voter Registration, Vote Early & Work The Polls

If we want change — we have to change our approach and how we vote

Update: Voter registration deadlines are just around the corner! Check your registration, know HOW to vote in your state. Here’s a link to give you ALL the info. you will need to properly cast your ballot.

I don’t know if you’ve been paying attention to the latest news, but the current administration has advised people to vote twice; by mail in ballot and in person.

I don’t care what your political affiliation is, voting twice is not the answer and it’s illegal.

I was born and raised in this country and I love it, but it’s becoming a scary. Voting is a basic right that we’ve fought and died for, but for some strange reason it’s becoming more and more difficult to exercise that right.

I’m not here to debate why, I’m just offering some simple suggestions on how we can avoid any problems casting our vote:

  1. Check your Voter Registration — Georgia purged over 200,000 voters and other states have too, please check your status until you cast your vote
  2. Get your ballot early and make sure you fill it out EXACTLY as instructed and SIGN IT. Please don’t rely on the US postal service! Mail delays started weeks ago and it’s getting worse. So please, pick up and drop off your ballot. Here is the link and remember every state is different.
  3. VOTE EARLY spread the word and help educate your friends and family members about early voting in your state. Please remember your elderly and sick family and friends may need some assistance
  4. WORK THE POLLS if you’re not working or have the time. Volunteer or become a poll worker. This election needs all hands on deck and people who know up to date information as the rules change — especially in our rural and inner city areas.
  5. GET EDUCATED AND MOTIVATED! Know who’s on your ballot and what they represent. Look at their policies and if they’re an incumbent look at their record and attend virtual meetings and town halls. Ask questions, get answers and spread the word. Education and knowledge is power.

We all need to do what we can to make our community, state and country better. We’ve seen what happens when we don’t vote. Now we have politicians that are focused more on donors and corporate alliances than their constituents. Billions of dollars were sent to corporations instead of small businesses as intended and only a few of them gave the money back. Businesses are closing everyday, people are facing evictions and our justice system needs a complete overhaul.

Judges, sheriffs, attorney generals, prosecutors, council and school board members are also elected… Change happens when we’re informed voters and hold our elected officials accountable!

Let’s vote with confidence and make sure our vote counts!

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Writer, Founder WEOC and Editor of Writers and Editors of Color Mag Bylines in Zora, Momentum, An Injustice!, POM, Illumination, The Pink, and Better Marketing

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