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Tuesday, November 6, 2012

It's election day...2012

As I'm sure most of you are fully's Tuesday, November 6, 2012 & that means that its election day.  I've been noticing that a lot of people have the day off, schools are closed & there's pretty much nothing on TV so there is no reason that everyone should not get out there & exercise their right to vote for what or who they believe in.  

I'm not the most informed person around when it comes to politics but I know enough to feel confident in who I am voting for as President.  It's the local election that I have a harder time with as I grew up in a different county than I live in now & the majority of my friends & family all still live in that county as well so I still have no idea what's going on in this one.  I don't vote in local elections because I honestly don't really care, if things get hairy I can just move to the other side of the street & I'll be back in the county I used to live in...if I had kids &/or owned a home I'd definitely pay attention to local government but I don't have kids & I rent.  However, when it comes to the leader of our nation I do care as everyone should & when I hear people say they aren't going to vote it just tells me that they are too lazy to do a little research, especially with the internet it's not that difficult to find out who stands for what.  In the past (before I had internet) I used to pick 3 things I felt very seriously about & would see who agreed with me & vote that way but as I get older I care about more things like healthcare, job creation, renewable energies, environmental responsibility, gay rights & a lot more so I pay more attention to politics in an ongoing basis.

The worst part about elections is all the damn proposals...I spent at least 4 hours studying these damn proposals to figure out how I wanted to vote.  They are worded so crazy that half the time a no vote indicates a yes response so now I have a cheat sheet with everything written down so when I walk into that little booth I can't be confused again.  In case you are feeling the same way I was I'm going to share some links with you to help you find your polling place, get a ride to the polls if you need one, information on the proposals & anything else you might need to help you get your vote on in Michigan...the polls are open 7 am to 8 pm!  If you need a ride to the polls Google your city & "rides to the polls" to see if any of your local churches or community organizations are providing free rides.

Simple information regarding all of the proposals
To find out where to go to vote & to get a sample ballot click here
Rules & guidelines for voting
Free SWAG for voters like coffee, donuts, ice cream & more

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