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I’ve Listed The 4 Steps To Vote So You Have No Excuse to Skip It!

This article is written by a student writer from the Her Campus at UPR chapter.

This year is an important decisive moment in some countries. It’s an election year. This means a new wave of 18-year-olds will be able to exercise their right to vote. It is important then, to make every young person conscious of their duty and responsibility. Picking the new leaders of our country is no easy thing, but it is one of the only powers we have to keep away from dictatorships, corruption, mismanagements, and bigotry.

When you vote, you are essentially putting into work what democracy is all about. So it’s a HUGE responsibility to be the most informed and educated about the candidates and their views and values. Before that, however, it’s even more important to be registered to vote. In Puerto Rico, it’s one of the easiest processes to complete. I got mine almost a month ago and it did not take me more than 10 minutes. 


Your Local Electoral Office

First you need to find the electoral office of the town you’ll be voting at. Once you know where it’s located, bring the following documents listed.

Here’s a link of the directory: http://ceepur.org/directorio.htm


Your Drivers License or ID

You’ll need your drivers license for your address and your name.

Your Social Security Number

You don’t need to bring your card as long as you know the last four digits of your Social Security Number.

That’s it!

Now you’re registered to vote!

Remember to educate yourself on your candidates and their policies! Make sure they are compatible with what you want to see in the world and for the bettering life of others. See y’all at the voting booths!

Mariángeles has a Bachelor of Arts in English Literature and is currently coursing her first year as a Translation graduate student at UPR-Río Piedras. She enjoys reading, laughing, learning, and going to the beach. One day she hopes to make a living out of editing and translating her favorite books. She hates corrupt governments, negligent bodies of administration, and discrimination of any kind. She obviously cares about politics too.