Are you getting ready to vote? Certainly politics are a hot topic in this moment in time and open for discussion, but the issues can also be divisive. Family members can reflect a vast array of political opinions and strong emotions often arise when people feel that their key issues are at stake. Generational differences can cause parents and grown children to see things from radically varying points of view.
One of my dear friends, Jonell Kirby Cash, Author, addresses political discourse in her work of fiction “A RING A DANCE A SECOND CHANCE”. www.jonellkirbycash.com
. When Taylor runs for office, the protagonist, Katie, has to take a look at how her association with Taylor places her in the public eye. Katie even finds herself conflicted between her own opinions, the reflections of her adult children and the discourse of the community. Have you ever felt this way?
Are you registered to vote? www.thisismyvote.org
states that voting for seniors may be more difficult this year than ever before. http://www.thisismyvote.org/pages/seniors-how-voting-laws-could-discount-seniors-at-the-polls
Because of some government issued ID requirements; many seniors may be without the proper proof to vote. Regardless of what age you are or party line you follow, your voting voice is necessary in deciding key issues. Jonell Kirby Cash is 83, her daughter is in mid life and I am in my 40’s. Certainly we possess age related “government goggles” but we all deserve access to the voting booth November 6th
I urge you to become educated on politics and to vote from your heart. Regardless of your age, the right to vote should not be taken lightly. If you are not registered to vote…do so today! If you are reading this online then you have access to a computer.
Simply type in “register to vote in ________” and your state name. A downloadable document will pop up for you to print out and fill in.
To register to vote you must:
- Be a citizen of the United States
- Be a legal resident of the county
- Be at least 171/2 years of age to register and 18 years of age to vote
- Not be serving a sentence for conviction of a felony involving moral turpitude
- Have not been found mentally incompetent by a judge
See you at the poles!
Managing Editor of A Public Relations Company