In case you haven’t heard, there is an election coming up. Surprise!
Hopefully, you’ve already sent in your absentee ballot, because (sad face) you won’t be home to vote in person.
- The next president of the United States will have a big impact on your life—you should help choose that person.
- There are other important elections taking place—you should have a say in who holds those positions too.
- You are (more or less) an adult. Adults have responsibilities and privileges. Voting is one.
- Every vote counts. Each and every one.
- If you don’t accept the responsibility of helping decide who’s in charge, you don’t earn the right to comment on the decisions those people make.
- Voting doesn’t hurt. And it shouldn’t take long (especially if you use your absentee ballot).
- You don’t have to skip class to vote. Or you can (well, you can’t, but some other kid could).
- After next Tuesday, the voting commercials will end. Which is a good reason to celebrate by voting.
- If you vote in person, you might get a really cool (not) sticker.
- You get to feel silently superior to people who didn’t take advantage of their democratic right to vote.