Vote, vote, vote! About 108 million registered voters opted to not vote in the 2016 election. That was 46.9 percent of all eligible voters.
If you think the system is rigged and your vote doesn’t matter, that’s doing what the powers-that-be hope you will do to change the status quo—nothing.
Find out where you can go for Early Voting in your WV county here. Early Voting takes place October 24 to November 3.
The General Election is November 6.
Vote! Chose the best possible candidate, even if you think your choices are between terrible and terrible-er. Take a look around. We can’t let things get worse. Consider who else might be in office if all those who chose not to vote had voted instead. Think of the pressure we could exert on politicians if everybody who can actually did vote.
Thinking maybe you shouldn’t vote because you don’t know where the candidates stand? There are plenty of ways to educate yourself before you vote, some of which are noted below.
From the Herald Dispatch: W.Va. Candidates and Profiles 2018
Thanks to Our Children, Our Future—and dozens of WV and grassroots organizations—you can find out where 60+ WV candidates stand on 20+ issues, including PEIA, Amendment 1, solar, minimum wage, black lung, and more in this non-partisan: www.voterguidewv.org.
The League of Women Voters of WV has loads of information, too, here.
More from the Herald Dispatch:
In Cabell County, early voting is offered at three locations: the Cabell County Courthouse, the Marshall University Student Center on the second floor, and at the Ona field office at 2726 Howell’s Mill Road in Ona.
Early voting hours in Cabell County are from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday and from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on the two Saturdays (Oct. 27 and Nov. 3) before the general election.
More info here:
Remember that OVEC is a 501-c-3 organization, and as such cannot endorse candidates. But we sure can help educate each other on where the candidates stand and what the issues are!