1. What’s the #1 thing that is most important to me?
With so much noise surrounding elections, it’s easy to get tied up on issues that don’t matter to you that much and lose sight of those that do. By asking yourself what issue will impact you the most in a positive way, it can be easier to see what’s most important to you.
2. Am I voting for something or against something?
Sometimes you support a candidate even though you don’t support every single one of their policies — and that’s OK. Not every choice is crystal clear, and it’s up to us to choose the side that we think will best represent ourselves, our families, and our communities — or at least do the least damage.
3. What will I do if my candidate or position doesn’t win?
Civic responsibility doesn’t end on voting day and sit quietly on the sidelines until the next election. If you feel strongly enough to vote and there are issues that matter to you, there are all kinds of ways to advocate for those in between elections. From volunteering for causes and policies to considering running for local office, there are myriad ways you can make an impact every day.