In case you somehow live under a rock (and if you do, trust me, I approve! It’s safer there.), you should know that Midterms are on the way! Wait, before you yell at us for inducing yet another panic attack, we mean the 2018 Midterm elections are on Tuesday, November 6th. In case you’re not already psyched to perform your civic duty, here are a few reasons you should vote (and info on how to):
1. You Might Meet your soulmate while in the line:
Tired of meaningless interactions with people on shady dating apps like Tinder, Bumble or even Datamatch? Does your lack of success during cuffing season have you down? The line to your polling place might be that one place where you might meet your soulmate. What are the odds of that? Idk, I can’t math, but are you really willing to risk it?
2. You get an “I voted” sticker
After midterms season you might feel like you haven’t accomplished anything meaningful in your entire life. Well, you can fix that now! Once you vote, this sticker will show the world that you’ve actually accomplished something!
Tired of your parents always treating you like a child? Well, there is nothing more adult than voting! Call them after you’ve voted to remind them that you’re an adult now and that they should maybe look into adopting a pet to fill the void you left in their hearts.
4. It’s your f**king civic duty
I didn’t learn much from AP U.S. Politics but I’m pretty darn sure voting is like your responsibility as a citizen of this country.
5. A Change really needs to come
Things are bad, kids. It’s time to change the world, and the only way that’s gonna happen is if you get off your asses and vote. Care about not being submerged by oceans due to climate change? VOTE. Care about protecting minorities’ and women’s rights? VOTE. Have any insights whatsoever about how things should be in your country? VOTE VOTE VOTE.
How to vote if you’re registered to vote in RI:
What you’ll need: You are required to provide some form of photo ID to vote in Rhode Island.
The following are accepted forms of photo ID:
- RI Driver’s License or Permit
- RI Voter ID Card
- U.S. Passport
- ID issued by a U.S. educational institution
- U.S. military ID
- ID card issued by the United States or the State of Rhode Island
- Government-issued medical card
- Tribal ID
Don’t have any of the above? You can still cast a provisional ballot.
For more info: http://www.elections.state.ri.us/voting/provisional.php
If you registered to vote while on campus and used your 69 Brown St. mailing address, your polling place is Solomon Hall. You can vote between 7 AM and 8 PM.
If you registered elsewhere, find your polling place and polling hours here
If you’re not registered in RI, please obtain your absentee (mail-in) ballot ASAP (if you still can), and send it in!!
Get your absentee ballot here: https://www.vote.org/absentee-ballot/
Think you’ll forget to vote? Set a reminder here: https://www.vote.org/election-reminders/