Voting is one of the most fundamental ways we can affect change, from the local level all the way up to the presidential level. Yet, fewer than two-thirds of eligible voters exercise that right, and that’s in presidential election years. Turnout for midterms is even lower; just 40% of the voting public showed up to the polls in 2014.
This year, we’re asking you, to get out there and vote, starting by getting registered. And don’t just vote for the biggest races: votes for local offices and state representatives are equally as important as those for national offices. Similarly, ballot and bond initiatives are a chance to help shape the direction of your city, county, and state. So go exercise your voice and vote!
Not registered? The U.S. Vote Foundation has voter registration information and deadlines for all 50 states.