Ready, Set, Vote!

READY, SET, VOTE-- Voter registration drive is Tuesday, September 24!

Kaylee York

READY, SET, VOTE-- Voter registration drive is Tuesday, September 24!

Laurelie Holmberg, Columnist

Pumpkin spice and everything nice, yet it seems as if something else is in this fall air. Ballots, debating, and highly persuasive commercials trying to convince Tennesseeans to vote for Marsha Blackburn are everywhere; it must be voting season!

Yes, that is right ladies and gentlemen, now is your time to get out and vote, if you are over the age of 18, of course! This school year, Central High’s very own AP Government class has taken to the polls, well mainly to help assist students in signing up to vote! Tuesday, September 25, during lunch, students will be encouraged to sign up to vote if they are of age or will be by November 6, election day  The AP Gov. class will have tons of cool information and fun rewards for all the students who wish to participate!

Now you may be asking yourself, what if I can not vote yet? Do not fret. There are still many things you can do instead! Listed below is a basic list of what you can do to participate in the voting season.

Stay informed! Whether you are voting red or blue, maybe even green, staying informed in very important. Many people choose to vote on politicians based on the party they associate with, but you may be surprised to find the person you would have voted for does not have the same political stance as you. It is good to research every politician running and familiarize yourself with what they want to accomplish and what they plan to avoid. This will ensure you are voting for the best candidate for you!

Remember your rights! As soon as you turn 18, you can participate in the next election. Signing up to vote is easy and free, and you are not required to pay any money when you reach the voting location. Once you fill out your ballot and turn it in, you can now consider yourself a true voting citizen!

Spread the word! You may not be able to vote, but you can encourage your older friends or even adults in your life to hit the polls. Voting is a key way to get laws and policies passed that keep you, the citizen, in control of what is going on! The more you encourage people to vote, the more people can make a difference, and make a change!

Backtracking to last week, I left with a couple animal related truths and lies. Turns out I did catch a puffer fish at the beach once, and yes, it was amazing. I, however, have never owned a pet rabbit. That means it is true I have never had a cavity… I keep asking my dentist for a special plaque, but he says it is not a real accomplishment. Here are this week’s Two Truths and One Lie

  1. My favorite state is Delaware.
  2. I despise ice cream cake.
  3. I have a deep hatred for ketchup.