Election Day is upon us. We take our right and responsibility to vote very seriously because regardless of political affiliation, the higher voter turnout, the clearer our voice as a nation becomes. Here at Lysande, we are thrilled to see that young people are registering to vote in record numbers for a midterm election. We know that some people still aren't sure why voting is so important, or feel that their voice might not count; so, Lysande reached out to some of our friends across the US to find out why voting is important to them.
"My vote is one way that I create an America that I believe in: an America that respects and values all citizens, not just those who look like our founding fathers, an America that acts to preserve our precious planet, and an America that values safety in education and community." - Michelle, Founder/CEO Lysande, Connecticut
Looking for more resources?
- We recommend this guide from Vote411 and the League of Women Voters which allows you to build a ballot specific to where you live, and provides information about the specific issues you'll be facing in the voting booth.
- Learn about the structure of the midterms by visiting this USA.gov website.
- Election Day is Tuesday, November 6, 2018.
- Plan ahead to ensure you make time to vote in your schedule. Will you vote in the morning? After work? During lunch?
- Already know you can't make it to the polls on Election Day? Check to see if your state offers EARLY VOTING here, or register for an ABSENTEE BALLOT by visiting the website of your local election office here.
- Lyft and Uber will be offering free and discounted rides to the polls on Tuesday, November 6th. Uber will also offer a 'Get to the Polls Button' the day of the election to help voters quickly find their polling place. Go here to learn more about Lyft's election day services, and here to learn about Uber.