When voting time comes it can be really easy to make the wrong choice. You go into the voters box not understanding at all who you are voting for and why you should be voting that way. You want to do what is best for yourself and your community but the truth is you tuned out on the pre election rhetoric. Well, who can blame you. The fact is, listening to a candidate doesn’t give you much of a heads up about who they are or what they will really do for you once they are in office. In order to make the best decision you must make an informed one and that means digging deeper than you ever have before.
The best place to start is with a person’s voting record. Now, this won’t matter much if they are running for the first time but if they have been in the system for a while they have made votes. It’s important to look at the votes, which can be done with a simple google search, and see where they were on board and where they were off board.
What might be more telling is to find out exactly where they abstained from voting. This will carry a lot more weight than you could imagine. Knowing what they wouldn’t take a stand on could have a big factor in whether or not that person gets your seal of approval. For instance if they abstained from a bill that would give more money to a children’s hospital then it would helpful to know why they weren’t willing to give that money. You might have to do a little extra digging but there is no doubt that you will know your candidate better once you find out why they did it. Voting record is a big deal.