Over the past few months, politicians have been announcing their candidacy for the presidency left and right.
Ohio Governor John Kasich, former Massachusetts Governor William Weld and Maryland Governor Larry Hogan have announced that they will be running against President Donald Trump in the Republican primary election.
Former Vice President Joe Biden, Mayor Pete Buttigieg of South Bend, Indiana, former Rep. Beto O’Rourke and Senators Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren are just a few of the several Democrats who have announced their candidacy.
With an extensive list of candidates that will only be growing longer, it is essential for voters to remain informed and up-to-date during the campaign season if they want to make an educated vote in November of 2020.
But before the presidential election takes place, primaries will be held by each party to determine which of their candidates will compete for the presidency.
Historically, voter turnout for presidential primary elections has been much lower than voter turnout for the presidential general election.
A common complaint during the 2016 presidential general election was that neither candidate was a good choice, that voters had to choose whichever candidate they believed to be the lesser of two evils.
If more voters had participated in the primary elections, things might have been different.
Primary elections give voters the power to determine which candidate from their party will compete with the other parties’ candidates.
If you want to have a say in who will end up competing for the presidency for your party, keep up with the candidates in your party’s primary election and prepare yourself to vote in your party’s primary.
As campaign signs begin to pop up and your friends start endorsing their favorite candidates on Facebook, take the extra step to learn more about who’s running so you can make your voice heard next year.