A few more words about voting (plus a helpful tool!)

October 29, 2014

By Matthew E. Milliken
Oct. 29, 2014

Election day is coming. If you’re registered to vote — and if you’re an eligible American, then you should be — then this is one of the most important times of the year.

In fact, the midterm election is one of the most important days of the four-year period bridging presidential elections. Control of the United States Senate, and therefore the legislative branch of our government, may pass from Democratic to Republican hands in this election. If that happens, Republicans’ ability to prevent President Barack Hussein Obama from enacting policy and appointing officials will be enhanced.

I leave it to you, dear reader, to decide for yourself whether or not it’s advantageous to America for Republican officials to gain more leverage in their dealings with the president.

I wrote earlier today about my experience participating in early voting at the Durham County elections office in North Carolina. I was prompted to do so when I saw that WordPress (which hosts this and countless other blogs) is participating in an initiative called the Voting Information Project.

To that end, you can use the VIP voter information tool that I’ve embedded above to learn about where you can vote, what races are on your ballot and other useful facts.

Have a happy and informed 2014 midterm election, America!

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