Participating in elections is one of the key freedoms of American life. Many people in countries around the world do not have the same freedom, nor did many Americans in centuries past. No matter what you believe or whom you support, it is important to exercise your rights.
These are 5 of the many reasons to vote:
- Elections Have consequences.
- Not voting is giving up your voice.
- It’s your money.
- Voting is an opportunity for change.
- The community depends on you.
Early voting opened today, October 19th and continues until November 2nd. Election day is Tuesday, November 3rd. 40/29 News (Hearst) provides information on early voting locations in these Arkansas counties: Benton, Washington, Madison, Crawford, Franklin, Johnson, Logan, Sebastian and Scott. Days and hours for voting will vary. Remember to take an acceptable form of ID and a mask. https://infogram.com/early-voting-sites-2020-general-election-1hzj4o0vmpjd4pw
Sources and additional information:
Arkansas Secretary of State, John Thurston: https://www.sos.arkansas.gov/elections/voter-information/voter-registration-information/voting-in-arkansas
National Geographic: https://www.nationalgeographic.org/article/why-voting-important/