Tracy Myers of Frank Myers Auto Says “Drive The Vote!”

November 6 is next Tuesday and you know what that means! YES, it does mean that you only have a few weeks to bust out best pumpkin pie recipes and best stuffing recipes, although that in and of itself is a very important matter (In fact, I’ll talk turkey on my next post). However, it’s also time to get out and VOTE!

You saw the young people take control of the last election and do it their way with ROCK THE VOTE, now it’s my turn time to DRIVE THE VOTE this November 6.

Although I know that I was ranting and raving about negative campaign ads last month, that won’t keep me from voting! I admit, political ads are pretty annoying and have taken on a life of their own but the issues behind the ads are far too important to ignore.

It’s sad that so many Americans don’t vote in elections. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, turnout by all races and ages was only 64% during the 2008 elections.

Why are only 64% of the population making decisions for 100% of the people? You may think that voting doesn’t matter but ask yourself: if you don’t vote then who is voting? Think about the fact that even if you aren’t voting, someone is and that someone is making decisions for you. There is a LOT riding on this election. Your vote does count and does matter. Don’t give it up.

There was some good news and bad news with regard to voting last election. First the good news: about five million more Americans voted in the 2008 elections than in the elections four years prior to that. Voter turnout was highest in Minnesota and the District of Columbia at about 75%. Now some bad news: voter turnout was lowest in Hawaii and Utah, where just over half of voters went to the polls. At 64% of the people voting, there is one thing that is certain. We KNOW can do better.

So…who do you know that needs help voting? Why not help them make it happen? How about you? Make sure you are registered and know where to vote. More important, go the polls armed with information. Responsible government only comes as a result of responsible voting. You may be tempted to go to the polls only knowing half the story. Take time to educate yourself before election day. You’ll be glad you did when you are staring at the ballot November 6.

Here are a few online resources to help you:
Need help with voting–nonpartisan web site created by state election officials to help eligible voters figure out how and where to go and vote.
Find out who’s running for office before you go to the voting booth at Project Vote Smart Web Site—nonpartisan. Get more information about the candidates where you live.
On The Issues: Every Political Leader On Every Issue—Find out about the issues that are important to you and your family.

Get your engines running and DRIVE THE VOTE November 6. Tell ’em that I sent you!

About The Author 

Tracy Myers is the owner of Frank Myers Auto Maxx in Winston Salem, NC and is commonly referred to as The Nation’s Premier Automotive Solutions Provider. For more information, visit