I’m going to tell you something you already know. You should get out and vote for a presidential candidate on Tuesday, Nov. 8.
But get ready for a curveball reader, because I’ve got some important news for you. That’s not the only election that matters occurring on that day.
Both Republican candidate Donald Trump and Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton have discussed their various stances, televised their promotions and had plenty of dirty laundry aired over the course of the last several months.
Additionally, some third party candidates have gained some leverage as we draw nearer to the opening of the polls. Libertarian Party candidate Gary Johnson, Green Party candidate Jill Stein, U.S. Taxpayers Party Darrell Castle and Natural Law Party Emidio Soltysik will join Clinton and Trump on Michigan ballots.
Choices are abound, and there’s plenty of unbiased information on every candidate available online if you dig for it.
Voting doesn’t end at the presidential race, however. Michigan will also be looking to replace one of its 14 congressmen, one of its representatives in the U.S. House of Representatives and two seats in the state’s Supreme Court.
It’s important to vote for the presidency for obvious reasons, but the person sitting behind the desk in the oval office is not the only one making decisions with massive impact on the world.
Again, it’s not too late to do your research and weigh your options. There are several candidates running for these positions to choose from.
The classic adage is that if a citizen doesn’t vote, they are not entitled to complain about the outcome of the election or the consequences that follow.
So my advice would be to vote for every position on the ballot, then complain at your leisure knowing that it’s your American right.