The Importance of Your Vote

Tomorrow promises to be a historic day. Months of campaigning, debates and millions of dollars have been aimed at convincing Americans to turn out and vote for a specific purpose...

Tomorrow promises to be a historic day. Months of campaigning, debates and millions of dollars have been aimed at convincing Americans to turn out and vote for a specific purpose. Tomorrow is the culmination of a year of trying to convince Americans that we are at a crossroads and that it is imperative that they make the right choice.

I’ll be glad to cast my ballot for President Obama and feel that he is the right person to lead us for the next four years.

The most important thing about Tuesday is that you exercise your vote. The ability of the American person to have a voice in shaping their representative system is one of the unique things about this country.

This week I talked with a man from Pakistan who lamented the inability of the people there to really find representation due to the corruption and difficulty of voting in his country. He applauded the way Americans are able to go to the polls unafraid of reprisal because of their votes.

He told me that we have “the best system, not perfect, but the best.”

On Tuesday, we have the chance to shape our own government. The only way to do this though is to make sure you go to the poll and cast your vote. Multiple issues that will affect your everyday life such as Charter Schools, local school boards and representatives all are on your ballot. While it may not feel like your vote does not matter, it does. Even if your candidate does not win you still have an impact on your everyday life by electing the officials on state and local level who will work with you and can voice your concerns about legislation in the upcoming two years. Your vote matters when the national vote is tallied also will provide a mandate for whichever candidates win.

On Tuesday, you have the chance to make a difference. Don’t let it pass you by.

Reprinted from State Senator Curt Thompson's (D-5th) blog. Also, check the Senator out onFacebook and Twitter

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George Wilson November 06, 2012 at 02:36 PM
@Dave Emanuel The only corruption I see is the Republican candidate for state senator in the 9th, who manage to get his expense reports wrong. Also, for you to accuse our President of corruption without an explanation is goes beyond the pale.Is this typical of Snellville politicians?
Mary Lou November 06, 2012 at 02:39 PM
@George- our current president is ripe with corruption. Benghazi, fast and furious, just to name two there is threat of exposure on. I would venture to guess there is so much more. Lying to the American public? Cover-ups? thats about as corrupt as it gets.
Will Thompson November 06, 2012 at 04:48 PM
Obama is as corrupt as any elected person I've ever seen. I also am concerned about Balfour, but one has nothing to do with the other. I have seen a lot of your posts Mr. Wilson and you make a lot of really good points but I think you make a mistake by always trying to switch things to a Republican. It makes is seem like you think its ok for a Democrat to do bad things because a Republican did. That's like saying two wrongs make a right. I don't think that's what you mean but that is what your saying.
David Brown November 06, 2012 at 05:31 PM
Curt, you're a man after my own heart. I also voted for President Obama. I take my right to vote seriously. Today was the 11th Presidential election I've voted in. My first was McGovern-Nixon in 1972.
RL November 06, 2012 at 10:12 PM
Voted for Romney. I would have voted for a yellow dog instead of Obozo.


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