Look, we know the urgency of voting is everywhere right now, but it is for good reason. Our vote allows us to amplify the causes we care about in a meaningful way, and in a way that promotes equality. We each get one vote, but that vote can help us band together to stand with the voices that often go unheard.
We asked our team what voting means to them. Here's what they had to say.
Voting means the power to have a say in controlling our destiny. Voting is the least we can do to honor and respect all of the people who fought and lost their lives to give us the freedom to exercise our right to vote. – Amy
To me, voting means I have an opportunity to be heard. I have the power to work towards Creating a better world for myself and future generations, this begins by taking action & casting my vote. – Amanda
To me, voting means equality. No matter your race, religion, ancestral nationality, identifying gender, income, position of power--we all get one vote. It is the rare instance that all 328 million Americans are on equal ground. Your vote matters, my vote matters. That is why I will never take my right to vote for granted. – Nicole
Voting is important to me because I want to see greater change for the world, it is my chance to make my voice heard and contribute to creating a better future. – Afi
For everything you need to know about registering to vote, finding your polling location and mail-in options, and who you’ll see on your ballot, check out Vote.org. They have tons of great information to help you prepare to vote.
Important Dates for Michigan Voters:
- Online – Oct. 19
- By Mail – Postmarked by Oct. 19
- In Person – Nov. 3
Absentee Ballot Deadlines
- Request by – Oct. 30 by 5:00pm
- Return by Mail – Postmarked by Nov. 2
- Return in Person – Nov. 3 by 8:00pm
Voting Day – November 3