Publicado el 11-01-2012
It is not Necessary
to Fill the Whole Ballot
on November 6th
Although thousands have already voted by mail or in early voting, there are still many people that will vote on Election Day, November 6th, 2012.
Florida voters will face a long and complicate ballot because it includes eleven amendments to the State’s Constitution and in Miami-Dade County, specifically, there are also Amendments to the Charter. All this is in addition to voting to elect President and Vice President of the Republic, Congressmen, Legislators, Commissioners, judges and others.
Long lines have been reported for early voting because the voters take a long time to complete the ballot. Although the Secretary of State of the State of Florida published the complete text of the amendments in local newspapers to inform the public, it was done with much anticipation and possibly many did not keep the pages or did not even read them.
That is why it is important to know that although the full ballot not be completed, any votes marked will be counted. For example, one can vote only for president and vice president and leave the rest blank. That vote counts. Or simply fill the spaces for public office and forget about the rest. Any votes marked will be counted.
The important thing is that the voters go to the polls, be it early or on November 6th, to cast their vote and thus participate in the government not only of the state but also of the nation. This is the only chance that a citizen has to express his or her opinion and it should not be wasted. One vote could make a difference in a very close race, as the presidential one is this year.
DIARIO LAS AMERICAS urges its readers who have not yet voted to vote on November 6th, especially for the presidential race. By now, it is very possible that there are no undecided voters, but if there were any, they should study as much in depth as possible the characteristics of both candidates and, in case of doubt, ask some well-informed friends for advice in order to vote for the one whom they consider will be the best for the present and future of the nation. Much is at stake in this presidential election and people must vote responsibly. The homeland so demands.