Being an Informed Voter

In order to be an informed voter, one must be able to sift through bias and punditry, until the truth of the important issues becomes clear. Once you are able to do this, it becomes easier to vote for the candidate you truly believe is the best person for the job.

Here are a few places to go to get information about each of the candidates running for President this November without the political spin: The League of Women Voters

“The League of Women Voters, a nonpartisan political organization, encourages informed and active participation in government, works to increase understanding of major public policy issues, and influences public policy through education and advocacy.”

Here is where you can find some general information about the upcoming election, for all levels of government, as well as some information about how to be an informed voter! There is even a two-part voter’s guide pamphlet with helpful information that can be accessed here:

Voters Guide Part I ~ Facts for Voters

Voters Guide Part II ~ Candidate Information

And, if you’re specifically interested in information related to voting as a student in New York State, look no further than Rock the Vote NY! This site is filled with information on how to vote in New York, as well as information about the candidates for districts in New York State.

It can be hard in this political climate to discuss the election without an argument breaking out, but in the end what matters is that you vote, and do so with the knowledge that you are choosing the candidate you feel is best suited to be the next President of the United States.

Remember to vote, November 8th!

 

Anna Elsloo, Technical Services Assistant

Author: Christina Hillman

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