Tonight I watched the final Presidential Debate between the Democratic and Republican Candidates, Senator Barack Obama and Senator John McCain. I received my mail-in ballot two weeks ago and was surprised to see 5 candidates listed on the ballot.
My hope is that every American who is eligible registers to vote and casts their ballot for the candidate that they feel will best lead the country. There are many good web-sites available, including The Voting Database by the Washington Post, and Project Vote Smart. Please take the time to vote, whether on election day, through early voting, or absentee voting. The more people who vote and take part in the process, the more we present our opinion to the politicians and can dictate what goes on in the government. Please take the time to research the candidates, research the issues, and make your voice heard!!
According to the U.S. Census Bureau in the 2004 presidential election, 72% of voting age citizens were registered to vote, and 89% of registered voters voted in the election. Let's get both of those numbers as close to 100% as possible!!