(HorizonPost.com) – Have you ever thought about how often you, as an American, are asked to exercise your right to vote? There are county, city, state, and federal elections all at different times and all equally as important. But in order to use the power of your vote, you have to register first.
Luckily, it’s really easy to register to vote.
What You Need to Know
Before you get started, you have to remember there are deadlines in most states. That means, for example, if you want to cast a ballot in the 2020 presidential election, you have to fill out the proper paperwork by a certain date. For example, in Florida, all citizens who wish to participate in the election have to register by October 5. In New York, it’s October 9.
The date varies by state, so make sure you confirm the deadline where you live.
How to Register to Vote
Registering to vote is pretty simple and you can do it in a few different ways. First, you can go down to your local Supervisor of Elections office and ask for the necessary paperwork.
In some states, the Bureau or Department of Motor Vehicles will allow you to register to vote when you go in to conduct your other business. That’s right, you can sign up to vote and be an organ donor all in the same transaction. At least that 4-hour wait was worth it, right?
Finally, you can go to Vote.gov and choose your state from the drop-down menu. If your state allows you to register online, you’ll be redirected to the appropriate website to get started.
Participate in Your Government
Whether you just turned 18 years old or you’re in your 60s and have never voted before, you can get registered. This is one of the most important rights you have as an American. If you want change, this is how you can make it happen.
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