Political commercials. Have you seen enough yet? If you’re like most of us the answer is a resounding “yes!” Well, with Election Day just around the corner you won’t have to see them much longer. However, the end of these non-stop commercials means one thing – it’s time for us to make a decision and cast that all-important vote.
The American Heart Association doesn’t take a position on candidates running for office. However, we do feel strongly that you take advantage of the right we all have as a citizen of the United States to cast your vote for the candidates of your choosing. Making informed decisions on the people who represent you means you are giving your input on the future of your city, state and country.
Voting is a precious right we all enjoy, and it shouldn’t be taken lightly. We urge you to do the research, consider the candidate’s positions and then cast your vote accordingly. Sure, you can glean information from their radio and television commercials but there’s so much more you can do to educate yourself. Check out their websites and the websites of other groups whose work is important to you. No doubt there will still be few candidate forums taking place where you can interact with the candidates and ask them about the topics most important to you and your family. Look at your local paper and read the summaries they provide on the candidates in your area. While all of this may take a little time, you’ll be equipped to go to the polls armed with the facts and able to cast a vote for the candidates whose positions most closely represent your beliefs.
Make note on your calendar to vote on Tuesday, November 6, 2018. After that you can relax knowing the onslaught of political commercials will turn into non-stop ads for all the holiday sales waiting for you!
Information about your polling location and voting times can be found with your local election official and your local newspaper.