Voting is like smoking. Once you start, it’s hard to quit. Voting is habit-forming .But unlike smoking, voting is good for you. Every citizen has not only the right to vote but the responsibility to do it intelligently.
Too often, university students think they somehow have a pass from voting while they’re in college. That belief is not only false but unfortunate. During your college years, you ought to be learning how blessed you are to live in a peaceful, prosperous nation. You enjoy more rights than most people in the history of the world have, but those rights are meaningless if you neglect them.
People have fought and died for the right to vote. I’m not asking you to fight or die. I’m asking you to find half an hour, read the voter guide , and go cast your ballot. If any of the ballot issues or candidacies confuse you, come by and I’ll try to help you figure out what’s going on.
And if you want more motivation to go vote, here’s more you can read.