Are You Registered to Vote?
By Dawn Sticklen on February 15, 2012
All month long over at Since You Asked I will be discussing good citizenship via the challenges set about by GOODis.org - "30 Days of Doing Good". Over the past few days, GOOD has been discussing voter registration and the importance of exercising our right to vote.
In Missouri, and elsewhere in the United States, it is relatively easy to register to vote. You can visit the Secretary of State's website, the Department of Motor Vehicles, or even your local WIC office to obtain an application.
Of course, it's not really enough just to register to vote - you must actually go out and vote if you want to be heard. You need to use your vote to help make your voice be heard by local policy makers. Additionally, consider getting more involved in your local government. Apply for a position on an advisory board, attend a City Council meeting, run for a local office. You don't necessarily have to become a politician in order to become a better, more involved (and more informed) citizen. However, if you want to make a positive impact on the world around you, you DO have to make an effort to make a difference in your own back yard.
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