Warning: This top ten list will not tell you who you should vote for.
10. Get bumper stickers and yard signs to campaign for your candidate. Get involved in politics this year. Be a part of the political campaign of the candidate of your choice. There’s no better way to feel like you’ve contributed.
9. Go to a political rally. Political rallies are a lot of fun and very informative. There’s music, high school bands, cheers, and speeches. If one is being staged near you, consider going.
8. After studying, decide what role you believe government should play. This is vital to deciding who you should vote for. Do you think the private sector should be responsible for making lives better or should the government be in control of that.
7. Watch the speeches. This is one way to become informed. But remember to check out the facts politicians give in speeches. It’s hard to believe, but sometimes politicians lie.
6. Watch the debates. Debates are one of the best ways to tell what each candidate supports because the candidates have the opportunity to challenge each other.
5. Listen to liberal and conservative news commentators. One of the best ways to stay informed is to listen to commentators on both sides of the aisle. That means listen to CNN and FOX. That way you get a balanced approach to the news.
4. Study the platforms and records. One minute commercials are not the best way to stay informed. Study the records of the candidates.
3. Be respectful of people whose opinions are different than yours. Not everyone who disagrees with you is stupid or uninformed. They may be seeing things from a different perspective. No matter who you’re voting for, be respectful.
2. Pray for our leaders. This is important no matter who wins the election.
1. Vote. Too many people died for your right to vote. Don’t give it away. Vote every election.