Vote: Period(t)

I know each and every one of you are registered and ready to vote. Regardless, it won’t hurt for me to give you a gentle nudge. Just in case you have any lingering doubts about going to the polls and exercising one of your most important rights.

YOU NEED TO EXERCISE YOUR RIGHT TO VOTE!

If you have any residual doubt, please understand that your local elections are just as important as the Presidential election. Local officials are often overlooked. But, they are the ones that make most of the major decisions that shape the way our communities look.

YOU NEED TO LEARN ABOUT THE CANDIDATES BEFORE GOING TO THE POLLS

Don’t worry, this is a judgment-free zone. I, too, have gone to the polls in the past, ready to vote for the candidates that I was passionate about only to look at my ballot and realize I had no clue who some of the other candidates seeking office were. Not a good idea, and I want you to learn from my mistakes :-). This is your friendly reminder to do your homework before you go to the polls this year. Know who is running for what. Take some time to read about that candidate. Get to know what the candidates’ positions are on specific issues. Do not just rely on ads!

YOU CANNOT VOTE IF YOU ARE NOT REGISTERED TO VOTE

A couple of months ago, I added two tools to this site, thanks to Rock the Vote. One allows you to verify that you are, in fact, registered to vote. The other will enable you to register to vote. If you missed your community voter registration drive and are too lazy to go to your local board of elections, there is still no excuse for not registering. I am going to place the tools in this post just in case you don’t even want to go back to the home page to use the tools. Now, you are just a click away from making sure your voice is heard.

Much Love,

Tonza

Author: Tonza D. Ruffin

Perfectly Imperfect but VERY PROUD WOMAN, MOM, LAWYER, and AUTHOR, but most importantly...LIFE LOVER! I laugh loud, I work hard, I play hard, I am adventurous, I am curious, I am driven, I have moments of deep insecurity, I am loving, I am vulnerable, I am explosive (not one of my finer qualities), I dance around my house alone, I am an awful perfectionist which makes my insecurity worse, I sing out loud in my car without any concern for whose watching, I have trust issues, I do not live through my children, I no longer try to force my children into the mold that I created so that I could feel validated as a mother, I am a risk-taker, I am guarded in my personal life, I am kind, I am grateful. I am so excited about the rest of my life!

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