Election years are historical and entertaining time, especially this year with COVID-19. 2020 has already started off crazy with events like Kobe Bryant and his daughter dying in a plane crash, riots, movements, political election and COVID-19.
Around all these events, the election still goes on with COVID-19 regulations. Voting can make a major impact during the election and in the past, that one vote has made the biggest difference in close elections. This year voting has been advertising the most I have ever seen it.
All social media, commercials, local stores and I even saw some Halloween costumes dedicated to this year voting. It is insane to think about how much power US citizens have during an election year and how much our voices matter because this can determine everything in the future.
Everyone’s vote matters because how states do their votes are called “winner takes all,” so if the majority of votes in that state go toward the blue side, then that is an automatic win for blue. Although we can get an idea of who the red and blue states are, there are some states that are in the middle and votes could impact the election based off one or two votes.
Some believe that the process of voting is a scam and does not actually take your vote into consideration but nowadays, there are more restrictions and a system to it.
This year’s voting process has been a little more complicated due to COVID-19. If you are going to the voting polls in a building, the number of people in the building are more limited and everything is spaced 6 feet apart for health reasons.
A convenient way to vote this year is just by mailing in your results, Washington and Oregon are the only states who require mail-in votes but everywhere else is open to the idea but still has voting booths available to the public.
Throughout the year we have been seeing all the rage about voting and how your opinion matters this year. Voting is a way to get your voice heard about what and who you believe in.
This is the time when the political race needs to hear citizens’ voices and stand for who they believe in and why. Compared to the 2016 elections, voting didn’t feel that important compared to now and everywhere I look it is being advertised and taken into consideration to everyone in the United States.