Just in case you have been living under a rock, don’t have a Twitter, or purposely don’t turn on the news because politics stress you out, we now interrupt your program to offer yet another reminder that you only have a few days left to register to vote.
Yeah, remember the election that has been talked about your entire adult life? It’s finally time to do something.
Registration in Texas closes on Tuesday. You can mail in to your home county and request an absentee ballot, you can register under your Abilene address. Heck, you can even drive to your hometown on Nov 8 if sticking something in the mail is too much of a challenge. Regardless of how you go about it, participating in democracy does require some effort.
While we sincerely hope you aren’t so disillusioned to think you can magically do nothing and still show up at the polls on Nov. 8 and cast your ballot, many students will roll up thinking they are good to go.
Thankfully, many of the readers who responded to the our Twitter survey were registered, but one third had either never voted or didn’t know if they were registered.
You may be busy pledging your allegiance to your club, you may feel clueless if it’s your first time voting, but busy schedules shouldn’t be an excuse for excluding yourself from the process.
Here’s the deal: it’s not that hard to register, and yes – your vote does actually matter, perhaps more than ever.
People are already concerned about millenial voter turnout, so why not do what it takes now to prove them wrong?
It might make a world of difference.