This week, the Think the Vote contest is taking on a different form. True to the title of “Think the Vote,” we want to ask you to consider and respond to an open question. November 3rd is Election Day, and much has been said in the past few months about the importance of voting. While encouraging the largest percentage of the population as possible to vote is valuable, it is also important that we cast our votes in a well-reasoned way. In other words, voting has not just a quantitative aspect but also a qualitative one. We should not just blindly cast a vote for the sake of “civic duty,” but rather should ensure our selections are rooted in deeper principles and convictions.
We are asking students to answer the question: What Does it Mean to be an Informed Voter in 21st Century America? Even if you are not of voting age, you are still encouraged to answer this question! Please note that since this is not a Yes/No question, you may select either option in order to write your response. Additionally, we encourage you to up/down vote and agree/counter other’s posts.
Note: Ideal Think the Vote responses include the following:
-Address the question asked in a thoughtful and meaningful manner
-Use cited facts and constitutional arguments when appropriate to support their answers
-Are expressed in cohesive sentences and are free of distracting spelling, punctuation, and grammatical errors
-They organize their answer in a manner that flows logically and reads clearly