Sometimes when people think “Vote”, their mind automatically goes towards The White House. You see the people running as people you know distantly. They seem like they are out of reach, distant, or don’t know what you are going through locally. However, with local elections, depending on where you live, you may know the people running in the election. They may be your neighbors, attend the same church as you, or you may be in the same line at the grocery store!
Reasons to Vote Locally
- It’s a privilege that many people in the world do not have. Not voting means giving up your voice.
- Local government can affect almost every aspect of your daily life.
- You work hard for your money!
- Voting is an opportunity to change.
- Our community depends on you.
I highly encourage you to research the candidates. Especially because this a local election, if you have questions, you can most likely get answers to your questions directly! Even if you just moved to the area that has local elections, your voice is still important! Of course, you will need to register to vote. Either way, you need to make the best decision for you and our community. Although I was not raised here, I am so thankful I live in Tyler, Texas and I call East Texas my home.
Early Voting runs from February 18th through February 28th. For more information about Smith County Voting Locations, click here.