In the U.S., it’s election time again. This year we’re having what are called mid-term elections because they’re in the middle of a presidential term. Since there is no presidential candidate on the ballot, these elections are frequently taken less seriously and voters seem to be somewhat more casual about exercising their right and duty as citizens.
As the November 4 voting date approaches, many states with early voting laws have already opened their polls. There are more political advertisements on television and my e-mail box is filled with missives from the many groups I’m interested in reminding me to vote.
The importance of voting is in the very act of voicing your choice and less about who ultimately wins the election. I’ll say it again: expressing your choice is what’s important. You know you’ve got a point of view, so express it. Go vote!