Students, the time is near; exercise the right to vote

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Four days from today, it will be time for you to go to your designated precinct, pull out your voter’s registration card and photo identification cards and let your opinion count for something.

Go vote on Nov. 7.

There are more than 11,000 students enrolled at Florida A&M University, and with all of the past on-campus efforts to register students to vote, there is no logical reason why students should not show up at the polls in great numbers. Exercising your right to vote is one way to create change in the community and around the country.

But before you vote, it is just as important to know what you are voting for.

What is the meaning behind each vote?

Citizens must educate themselves on the issues candidates say they stand for and the changes candidates say they are committed to making.

In short, know the candidates’ platforms.

Vote for candidates that have your best personal, cultural and economic interests in mind.

But it doesn’t stop there.

After the vote comes accountability. We must hold all elected officials accountable to ensure their words before the election align with their actions after the election.

Go vote Nov. 7.

Mia Small for the Editorial Board.