Voting whether on an organizational level or national level is something that requires quite a lot of significance. People should not elect leaders for the sake of it so that they may pass the requirement of it but should vote them in as a matter of merit. Beginners are always quite lost when voting for the first time. This is because they lack basic information on how to vote and whom to vote for. However, there has been increasing mass education on how to vote which has shaped the way elections are done today in the modern-day world. While voting there are quite several things a beginner needs to know before they cast their vote into the ballot box.
Here is a beginners guide to voting:
1. Register as a voter
You are only entitled to vote once you become a registered voter. This should be as soon as you reach the minimum age limit of becoming a voter. Once you reach say 18 years you should automatically go and get registered as a voter.if it’s on an organizational level and you are voting there are procedures to become a voter which you have to adhere to so that you can become an active voter.
2. Reason for the election
As a new voter, you should know the reason behind the election. Why are you voting and what benefits does the person whom you are electing bring to you. Do not just vote because other people are participating in the election but instead look at the manifestos of people and know them. Look at what they intend to do when voted in as leaders and their previous track record. The previous records will give you the kind of aspirants who will be in the ballot boxes. 0nce you know the reason why you are casting the vote make a decision on the best suit candidate based on your own opinion without the influence of anybody else.
3. Dates and venue of the election
A beginner voter needs to know when the votes will be cast so that they will not miss out a chance in airing out their views. Voting on an organizational or national level is a right that one cannot be denied and miss-out on it may render you to complain of which you are to blame on not participating. This hence means that you should always get to know the date of elections and where the votes will be cast. Once you know this you will be able to schedule your time and dates so that you can participate in it.
4. Cast your vote
Once you get to the polling station or point make sure that you are of sober mind and state and is not influenced by anything or anyone to vote. As you vote to cast your vote based on your own opinion and vote for the best suit aspirant as per what you think is good for you. Do not look at just how people vote based on ethnicity, color, popularity, power or any other sort of influence. Instead, vote for the person who you think will be able to cater for what you as an individual needs based on the manifesto they have provided.