It does not matter if you live in Eugene, Oregon, Atlanta, Georgia, or anywhere; these voting tips might just be the ticket to a better outcome in November. Anytime you cast your ballot, you are letting your voice be heard by many, while each time you complain only those within that personal space hear your annoyances or commendations.
Now, more than ever, it is vital for the health of everything Americans hold dear, to state the person they want representing them in Congress. These people are just like everyone; they put their shoes on one at a time and take one step at a time too. They have been summoned to be the voice of the people, so if we don’t tell them our concerns, they are not mind readers.
1. Connect with your present elected officials so you know how they have been performing in the past. Take a good and honest look into their past voting record. Give them a report card.
2. Know how your officials stand on the important issues you want for your life and the life of that official in office now. Measure them to your high standards and expect your expectations to be met.
3. Even though it might not seem one letter, one fax, one email or one phone call won’t make a big difference, remember that one and one make two. If everyone in the district sent one to each representative, we’d have an accumulation of every ones opinion 100% of the time.
4. Attend some form of a meeting to actually get your first hand information from the candidates that are running. Your party can be seen online if you don’t go to a meeting to ask for your personal answers to be told to you face to face. http://www.senate.gov allows you to choose a state, senator and class. Senator Merkley and Senator Wyden’s Oregon information is there for the viewing. Anyone in any state can look up their own representatives at that website. Compare what the candidates that are running say they will do verses what the incumbent is doing or has done. Educating yourself takes self motivation to learn the lessons you need to intelligently vote.
5. Know who your United States 111th Congress consists of for your education in politics. http://www.wikipedia.org gives lots of info if you enter United States Senate.
6. Stand behind your candidate in any way possible. If you can donate, volunteer or encourage your “right ” person, do it soon.
7. Place signs in your yard, on your car and talk about the issues your candidate has that excite you about the future. If the incumbent has done a superlative job, share with others by a sign on your property or your car. Those are seen by many people and a great form of advertising for your party person you support. Ask the headquarters for a post, which mostly are free for the asking.
8. Sending a letter to your local newspaper won’t cost you a dime; only time spent composing it. Most letters can be submitted online. Be honest and truthful about what you know about that candidate that you feel compelled to share with everyone who reads your letter to the editor.
9. Encourage others to register to voice their opinions. They might have different thoughts of importance, but if they want to know your views of candidates, be educated enough to tell others what you have learned in your political lessons.
10. Register to vote and cast your ballot for the one who is the person you want representing your thoughts.