Publicado el 07-16-2012
There is Almost
no Justification to Fail
to Vote in November
Although much has been written and said about the need that every registered voter, regardless of his or her party, be prepared to vote in November after their personal research and analyses from their friends, it is always fitting to insist today, and also tomorrow, on how necessary it is that before voting the citizen understands the content of the ideological programs of each party and the personal characteristics of the presidential candidates. Actually, to all practical effects, it should be said that there are only two: Barack Obama and Mitt Romney.
More than important, it is necessary – although this has always been the case – that now the citizens in general not only follow the opinions emerging from polls and the paid political ads, particularly on television, but also on their own personal analyses that could be the result of conversations with friends of the same neighborhood or with important individuals who might not be their close friends.
In Florida, the Republican and Democratic parties will hold primary elections to choose officially their candidates who will run in November for the House of Representatives and Senate in Washington and for the state’s Legislature. It is important that the voters registered in these two parties be ready to go to the polls, in spite of the torrential rains that we are having now which will not necessarily happen again during the November general election.
It is a civic duty to answer to all electoral convocations for the different jurisdictions. Of course, everyone knows that when there is a presidential election there is greater voter turnout. It must also be remembered that in a general election the ballot includes not only candidates but also some local issues, because the authorities take advantage of the opportunity and the expense to include other important matters that need voter approval.
Therefore, beginning now, every registered voter should have adequate information about the charac