Does voting matter to you?
Published: Wednesday, September 19, 2012
Updated: Thursday, September 20, 2012 15:09
As a newspaper staff, we feel that it is extremely important that people stay informed about what happens in the world.
Presidential elections are just around the corner. It is critical for people to get informed about the candidates. Most American citizens have this line of reasoning: “My votes not going to matter anyway, so why should I take the time to inform myself?”
There are so many people each year that don’t inform themselves about important issues. Why should they have a right to complain, if they don’t care enough to voice their opinion by voting?
A better way to get informed is to do some research instead of acquiring information from mainstream media, which is often biased. Each presidential candidate has their own website with first hand information. On the websites you will find candidates opinions about different issues that will help formulate an educated decision. Check out each candidate’s platforms; the findings may be more than a little surprising.
Here at the Silhouette, we the staff like to browse through local newspapers, the Huffington Post, the New York Times, as well as each candidate’s website.