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Tuesday, November 1, 2022
Why Can't Every State Vote Like Colorado?
Why Can't Every State Vote Like Colorado?
It's no secret that voting in the United States can be a bit of a pain. In some states, it's next to impossible to vote unless you have a perfect ID and happen to be available during business hours on a Tuesday. This year as in years past I am thrilled to be able to vote in Colorado a state that makes voting easy, secure, and convenient.
Voting is one of the most important things you can do as a citizen of the United States. It's your chance to have a say in who represents you at all levels of government, from local school boards all the way up to the President of the United States. Unfortunately, not all states make it as easy as Colorado to vote. In some states, voting is needlessly complicated and time-consuming.
Here in Colorado, voting is easy and secure. I received information about what was on the ballot, then I received my ballot in the mail the last week of October. I filled it out and dropped it off at a drop box and was
Why Voting Matters
Voting is important because it gives everyone an equal say in how their government is run. No matter what your political beliefs are, your vote is an important part of the democratic process. When you don't vote, you're essentially giving up your right to complain about the government. If you want a change, voting is one of the best ways to make your voice heard.
How to Vote in Colorado
Colorado makes it easy to vote by mail. All registered voters in Colorado will receive a ballot in the mail approximately three weeks before Election Day. Simply fill out your ballot and drop it off at any designated drop box location. You can also track your ballot online to ensure that it has been received and counted.
There's no excuse not to vote this year. With early voting and voting by mail, there's no need to take time out of your busy schedule to go to the polls on Election Day. So, make sure you're registered to vote and take advantage of this opportunity to have a say in our country's future!
I filled it out and dropped it off at a drop box on my way to work. The next day, I received an email notification from the Colorado Secretary of State's office confirming that my ballot had been received and would be counted.
I couldn't have asked for more peace of mind regarding my vote if I tried. And I feel really positive about what direction the country will take after this election. The Republicans have absolutely nothing to offer besides tax cuts—which, as Obama said, could be a killer asteroid heading toward Earth. It's time for a change, and I believe most everyone knows it—even Republicans.
Voting in Colorado is easy, secure, and convenient but that is not the case in every state. So then why can't every state vote like Colorado? If every state made voting as easy as Colorado does, we would see a huge increase in voter turnout—which is something we desperately need in this country and the republican party opposes. We need a movement in the future to convince other states to follow Colorado's lead and make voting more accessible for all Americans.
It’s time to expose that in republican states there are intentional roadblocks to the ballot box, mostly in southern states. It’s a fact that since 1984 republicans have known that the more people that vote lessons their chances of getting elected. So, let's exercise our right to vote and participate in democracy despite whatever roadblocks they place in front of us this election and next. Until we are able to get enough of a majority to override any filibusters, so we are able to fix our election system, get rid of Citizens United, and encourage democracy and voting by everyone! So, it's high time for other states to follow suit so that more people can exercise their right to vote without having to jump through hoops. Let's make our voices heard loud and clear!