We have a very important election coming up on Tuesday, November 6, 2018! This election will involve Congressional, general and special elections that should concern everyone. Are you registered to vote? You have until Monday, October 15th to register! Here’s a link with more information on how to register in various states.
Why is your vote important?
- Voting is a hard-earned privilege, right, duty, and responsibility of every eligible American citizen.
- Every vote DOES count as demonstrated in the past two Presidential Elections.
- Your vote is an investment in your future.
- If you want your voice heard, your thoughts and opinions are not enough. You must vote to have your thoughts and opinions heard.
Why is the upcoming election important to us as a business?
As you know, the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) was voted into law by Congress in December 2017. TCJA provided benefits for small businesses; one of which is a lower tax bracket for businesses such as The Income Tax School and our sister company, Peoples Tax.
We need Congressional leaders who support small business growth, tax benefits, tax credits, and tax cuts. These benefits allow small businesses to continue to operate, grow, and the funds to offer employment opportunities. Leaders who are small business oriented will enact policies that foster growth for small businesses, which benefits our economy and decreases unemployment rates.
The Congressional leaders who are voted into office, in the next election, have the power to make the most recent small business tax cuts permanent or to eliminate them completely. A vote in either direction will have a direct impact on you as an employee and consumer.
Make an Informed Choice
While it’s important for everyone to exercise their right to vote, it’s equally important that every voter does their due diligence to research before voting. Don’t waste your precious vote!
- Know the candidate choices
- Decide what you want in a candidate
- Watch debates when they are available
- Research their views and positions
- Evaluate the candidate’s opinions on issues that matter to you
- Research the candidate’s leadership abilities
- Evaluate public support or opposition for the candidates.
- Research the candidate’s voting history
Here are some things to know for election day.
- Polls open at 6 a.m. and close at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, November 6th.
- Know the location of your polling precinct. Here’s a great tool for that.
- Vote early to avoid crowds.
- Be sure to bring one of the following forms of identification.
- State driver’s license
- State DMV-issued photo ID
- United States passport
- Employer-issued photo ID
- Student photo ID issued by a school, college, or university located in Virginia
- Other U.S. or State government-issued photo ID
- Tribal enrollment or other tribal photo ID
- State Voter Photo ID card
- Before casting your vote, read over your ballot completely.
- Cast your vote, confidentially
- Wear your “I voted” sticker with pride!
Your voice matters and your vote counts. Be sure to share this with employees and colleagues and lets “Get Out the Vote”!