There is a thought that prevails which convinces many that your vote doesn't really matter. It could not be further from the truth. When we all start to think our vote doesn't matter, then only a few end up voting. And by a few, I mean almost HALF THE COUNTRY did not vote in 2016. A total of 138 million people voted, however, that is only 58.1% of those eligible to vote (Source).
If we truly want a government that represents the people, then the people need to take on the responsibility to vote.
In order to make this easier, we at Continue To Serve have put together a few links to help you out. We have partnered with Vote.Org to provide you quick and easy ways to check if you're registered, register for the first time, or register for an absentee ballot.
We challenge you to take a few minutes to read up on your local elections and find the right person that you think will provide for what your community needs. Remember that while federal elections are important, it's the state and local elections that effect you most. Don't just vote down a party line, especially in local elections where party affiliation will not be as influential in local politics as it is on a federal level.
Take the time to make sure every candidate you vote for you have at least read a little bit about and know what they intend to do while in office. If we care about who we vote for, if we pay attention to their actions while in office, we can hold them accountable for their actions if they do not follow through.