As the polls opens in the 2016 general election, over 40 million Americans have already cast their ballots in 38 States across the country, however that is roughly about a third of the voting population. Many more people are going to cast their ballots today, Tuesday, November 8th, 2016 and if you did not have the opportunity to vote earlier, this is your day.
You should definitely go and vote, this is the price we pay for living in a participatory democracy, your vote is your voice. You are not only electing a President and a Vice President, but your Senators, Congress Men and Women, your local and state representatives, but more importantly, there are several ballot initiatives that affects everyday life in communities all over this country. When you cast your ballot, you get to decide who is on your local school board, if pot should be legal in your state, etc.
This election is different, even though it is equally as important as every other election. The candidates for the office of the President of the United States cannot be more different from each other. This year, the American people have a choice of electing a woman, who has spent her life working towards this moment, an imminently qualified woman; and a man who has never held a public office, a construction magnate who has spent the past 15 months insulting his way across America.
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by Yetunde Adu