Today is Election Day in the United States. This is the day we vote for our President and Vice President. Remind your parents to vote. With all the chaos that’s going on right now, voting is really important. Who we pick today to lead us through the next four years is an important decision. All adults need to take their part in the process.
Election Day is the day set by law for the elections of public officials. It always comes on the Tuesday after the first Monday in November. The earliest possible election date is November 2 and the latest possible date is November 8. For Federal offices (President, Vice President, and United States Congress.) Election Day occurs only in even-numbered years. Presidential elections are held every four years, in years divisible by four (4, 8, 12, 16, etc.). Terms for those elected begin in January the following year; the President and Vice President are inaugurated (“sworn in”) on Inauguration Day, usually January 20.
To be able to vote is a very special right we have a citizens in the Untied States. Many countries don’t have the privilege to elect their officials. Some are ruled by dictators and have no rights. When you become old enough to vote, use your rights to help make things different. Don’t sit on the sidelines complaining about how things should be. Help make things happen by voting on Election Day.