The November mid term election is coming up soon. This will be the most important mid term election in years. Why? Because this will be the time when it will be determined as to which party will control Congress. This election can make a difference in everyone’s life.
There is a great deal at stake in this election. November 2, 2010 will be an important date for old and young. A recent survey conducted by the AARP Bulletin found that older Americans are definitely going out to vote in November. Just as young people are concerned about jobs, the older generation is also concerned about this issue. The over 50 age group is also concerned about Social Security, cost of healthcare, access to doctors, and government corruption.
For people under fifty, the most important issue besides jobs are health issues. They are also concerned about Social Security. In fact, a good proportion of people in the younger age group indicated that a candidate’s position on Social Security would influence them greatly as to how they would vote.
In 37 states, there will be an election for governors. This means that if a person is not happy with the present governor, the voter has a chance to make changes. On the other side of the coin, if a voter is happy with the present governor, and thinks that he or she is doing a good job, this is the time to show it. Choosing a governor is an important issue. Every governor will be forced to decide between cutting programs and raising taxes and fees, or a little of both. The incoming governors can determine whether a Democrat or Republican will hold power in the state legislatures and the U.S. House.
When voters go to the polls this year, there will be measures to vote on that will have a definite influence on an individual’s pocketbook. There will be measures to vote on relating to taxes. Californians will vote on legalizing marijuana while those from Arizona, South Dakota and Oregon will decide on medical marijuana measures.
One of the most important facts to know about is that voting has become very easy. You do not have to wait in long lines or take the time out from work to vote. A citizen is able to vote before November 2 through absentee ballot. You can vote by mail. All you have to do is sign up once and you will automatically be mailed an absentee ballot for every election. The important thing is to study the measures, discuss them with someone who is knowledgeable about them, and then you will be ready to mail in your ballot.
Source: AARP Bulletin and my own knowledge