It is election time. Prepare yourself for the big day. Don’t just consume the propaganda you will get on the news. You can also participate actively to know that your vote is independent
- You have to remember that democracy is not a competition or a type of bet where the only objective is to find who is going to win. Every vote counts and more important is that you make your voice sound. Even if at some point you are in a minority group it feels good to be faithful to your convictions.
- Know the candidates: have a time to read the parties platforms. Is there an ideological principle that identifies you, for example on the way you see the government has to deal with your daily problems or the defense of civil rights?
- Do not let yourself guide for the feeling of the elections: try to find both the positive and the negative aspects of the candidate. Do not fool yourself being blind about the things you do not like about him/ her. Otherwise you may feel a deception after the elections.
- Make a fair balance. It is normal that in some occasions we do not find a person who completely represents us. There is no ‘perfect’ candidate. But at least you will have a fair balance of the pros and cons of every candidate.
- Only vote in a pragmatic way in case you live in a country where the 2 most voted candidates have to go for a second round because there would be no other options than voting for one out of two possibilities.
And you, how you prepare yourself to vote independently
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