Everything you Need to Know to Make an Informed Vote

The dreaded 2016 Presidential Election is looming over our head, and our vote is more critical than it has ever been. Just because neither Presidential candidate tickles your fancy, doesn’t give you an excuse not to vote! There isn’t just a President on the ballot. Local elections are just as important and a higher voter turnout makes our democracy more representative. And if you just can’t stand to choose between either major presidential candidate, even a vote for a third party can have an impact!

With the first day of early voting on North Carolina Central University’s campus kicking off tomorrow, Her Campus NCCU has compiled a guide for you check out before you hit the polls. Here’s everything you need to know about the views and positions of Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump…

Make sure your voice is heard, if you don’t vote then you can’t complain!

 

Should the death penalty be allowed?

Clinton: Pro

Trump: Pro

 

Should private prisons be allowed in the United States?

Clinton: Con

Trump: Pro

 

Should law enforcement be allowed to use racial profiling?

Clinton: Con

Trump: Pro

 

Should the United States continue the war on drugs?

Clinton: Con

Trump: No Clear Stance

 

Are the Common Core Standards good for education in America?

Clinton: No Clear Stance

Trump: Con

 

Should any public colleges or universities be tuition-free?

Clinton: Pro

Trump: Con

 

Is China an economic or military threat to the United States?

Clinton: Pro

Trump: Pro

 

Should the United States maintain its embargo against Cuba?

Clinton: Con

Trump: Con

 

Should more gun control laws be enacted?

Clinton: Pro

Trump: Con

 

Should schools be gun-free zones?

Clinton: Pro

Trump: No clear stance

 

Should abortion be legal?

Clinton: Pro

Trump: Con

 

Should Planned Parenthood receive federal funding?

Clinton: Pro

Trump: Con

 

Should recreational marijuana be legal?

Clinton: No clear stance

Trump: No clear stance

Your vote is your voice. Be heard. Stroll to the polls! #HCXO