The first time I voted was the 2012 Presidential election.
I was 21 years old.
That means for 3 years I did not participate in deciding the laws I must live by or the ones that got me arrested. 😮
I also did not take the time to read the ballot measures BEFORE arriving at the polls. That’s like showing up to test without studying…🤦🏾♀️
So here’s an easy-to-use STUDY GUIDE:
STEP 1. Google “voter information guide (insert your state)” ie. “voter information guide CA” or find the booklet they sent you in the mail…which you may have used accidentally to kill a pesky fly before depositing it in the trash. #oops
STEP 2A. CAREFULLY chose a nonpartisan group’s guide (I found them to be the most user friendly.) If you’re unsure of their impartiality then “google” the name of the group.
STEP 2B. Repeat until you are WELL INFORMED.
STEP 3. DECISIONS, DECISIONS, DECISIONS.
STEP 4. Vote EARLY or on NOVEMBER 6th. (Late submissions will receive NO CREDIT)
STEP 5. Take your selfie with your “I VOTED” sticker. Be sure not to include the old couple behind you – they came to vote for Props. not be a prop.
Step 6. COPY + PASTE this STUDY GUIDE into your caption or make your own Study Guide to encourage others to become INFORMED VOTERS.
Now GO VOTE like your rights depend on it.
And REMEMBER, ours do too.