I’m sure that after the last few months, you are sick and tired of hearing about politics. But things are not fixed. In fact, there is no end goal in politics because there will always be new problems that need solutions. And while the 2020 Elections were the most important American Elections this century – so far – we can’t really say they are over. With the fate of the Senate and the House up for grabs next year, you could call the 2022 Elections the 2020 Election Part B. And then there’s the 2024 Election.
Normally, I’d say that we deserve a break from politics, especially after the totality of 2020. But there is a tyrannical element that thinks that they lost in 2020, not because the voters rejected their ideas, but because there were too many voters. They will use every legal – and even illegal – trick in the book to make it harder for people to vote in the upcoming elections.
Right now, one of the best ways for you to counter this is to register to vote if you’ve just turned eighteen, or if you’ve never bothered to register before. To have any say in what the government does you have to vote, and before you can vote you have to register. Information for this should be on your state’s website.
Even if you are registered, you should still periodically check your status. Some states have a place on their websites to let you check, but other states make it a little harder. The reason you need to check, is that while voter rolls need to be updated because people move or die, too often actual voters are “accidentally” removed. The sooner these “mistakes” can be found, the sooner they can be fixed.