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VOTE TODAY: Get out and exercise your right

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“We do not have government by the majority. We have government by the majority who participate.”

– Thomas Jefferson

Voting for the president of America is a very important task that needs to be done. The president can either hurt or help the country that is why it is so important. There are nominations, debates and rallies which all help you to pick who you agree with more on ideas, values, or even who you just like more.

 To vote in the U.S. you must be 18 years of age, a U.S. citizen and not a convicted felon.

Election Day is Tuesday, November 3, 2020. 

Steps to voting:

  1.  Make sure that you are registered. 

You can do this by going online and registering there are also places you can go to and register as well. Make sure to check if there is a registration deadline as you might not be able to vote. If you go to your polling location and find out that you are not registered, you can fill out a provisional ballot. A provisional ballot records a vote when there are questions about a given voter’s eligibility that must be resolved before the vote can count. 

  1. Know where to go 

There are many different places to vote, so make sure you go online and find out where that place is for you. You can also find out if you are registered in the link provided.

  1. Know who is on the ballot

It is very important to learn about who is on your ballot so that you can make an educated decision. People usually vote based on their views. It is okay to choose someone outside of your political party if you agree with their views as well. You also do not have to tell anyone who you vote for as it is your right.

  1. Check if you need an ID to vote

If you are not sure check here

  1. VOTE

During COVID times it is easy to vote. You can vote online, in person and even over mail.

  1. Do you think you are being denied voter rights

You can not be denied if you are eligible. If you think your rights have been violated contact Election Protection’s voting rights hotline. Lawyers through this organization will be able to help. Call 866-OUR-VOTE for English speakers, 88-VE-Y-VOTA for Spanish speakers, 844-YALLA-US for Arabic speakers, and 888-API-VOTE for Mandarin, Cantonese, Korean, Vietnamese, Tagalog, Urdu, Hindi, and Bengali/Bangla.

Election Day is Tuesday, November 3, 2020.

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Syann Hollins
Syann Hollins
Hello, my name is Syann Hollins. I am a senior at Gull Lake High school. I chose to take this class because I learned so much from it last year. I improved on my interviewing and writing and I am excited to learn even more this year. I am interested in writing about current events in the world and my community.

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