How You Should Vote

http://www.gettyimages.com/detail/142020972 As I write this in early October, Election Day in the United States is about a month away. While most Americans do not vote, there is still in question of
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http://www.gettyimages.com/detail/142020972 As I write this in early October, Election Day in the United States is about a month away. While most Americans do not vote, there is still in question of how a voter should vote. While I do have definite opinions about the candidates and issues on the current ballot in my part of Florida, this essay is not aimed at convincing you to vote as I did (via my mail-in ballot). Rather, my goal is to discuss how you should vote in general. The answer to the question of how you should vote is easy: if you are rational, then you should vote in your self-interest. In the case of a specific candidate, you should vote for the candidate you believe will act in your self-interest. In the case of such things as ballot measures, you should vote for or against based on how you believe it will impact your self-interest. So, roughly put, you should vote for what is best for you. While this is rather obvious advice, it does bring up two often overlooked. . .

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