FRANKLIN D. Roosevelt, the 32nd President of the United States, said democracy couldn't succeed unless those who expressed their choice were prepared to choose wisely.
It doesn't matter who you vote for.
What matters is that you do vote and you make an informed choice about who represents you.
"I don't care about politics" is an opinion heard far too often.
The reality is that at some point everyone will need a service provided by our elected officials.
Chances are you've already used them.
Governments decide funding for our schools, our roads, our health system and far beyond.
They decide our taxes and how they're spent.
And we decide who represents us. So when we're called to the polls for a local, state or federal government election it matters.
It matters that you take the time to educate yourself about which party or politician will benefit you most.
If you feel that the party elected will not affect you or your family, then vote with your conscience.
Vote according to your values.
Vote for the betterment of the society around you.
There are countries where the right to vote is a pipe dream and countries where elections are rigged. We are privileged to live in a society where we have complete freedom to choose who represents us.
It's important that we don't waste that freedom with a blank ballot paper or a donkey vote.
How you vote tomorrow can have a far-reaching effect for the next four years. And every vote counts. Make your voice heard.