I’ve done my best to keep politics out of Northern Cheapskate. There are plenty of other places on the web for you to talk politics.
But sometimes, the companies that provide the advertising on this site have ways of getting around my plans. Some of you may have seen some political advertising on Northern Cheapskate or in your Northern Cheapskate e-mails over the past few weeks. For that, I am truly sorry.
I want Northern Cheapskate to be a place where everyone is welcome. So if you see any advertising that is political in nature, or advertising that offends you in any way, please let me know. The ads on Northern Cheapskate are provided by a third-party service (namely, Google), and because there are hundreds of them, and they are often geographically targeted, I don’t always see the same ads that you see when I look at the site.
So please contact me if you see anything out of line with what we do here at Northern Cheapskate and I’ll do my best to make things right again.
That said, I do want to mention something about the upcoming elections.
It is important that you vote on November 6. If you’re a U.S. Citizen over the age of 18, you have the right to vote. It is free, and it is your responsibility.
Visit the website of the Secretary of State in your state. There you will find all kinds of information on how to register to vote, where to vote, and which candidates are running for office in your community. If transportation to the polls is a problem, research absentee voting for your area. You can also check your local newspaper to see if any organizations in your community are providing free transportation to the polls on election day.
From there, you should research the candidates. Look at their campaign websites, read news stories, read opinions from all sides. Visit with friends and family and discuss the issues that are important to you.
Use what you’ve gathered to make an informed decision. You are helping decide your future.
Please don’t complain about the state of the nation, the condition of your schools, or the way your city is run, if you sat at home and didn’t vote.
This is your chance to have a say in your government. Vote on Tuesday, November 6!