There is an important election on Tuesday, November 6 (TODAY) involving Congressional, general and special elections. If you are a registered voter, I urge you to let your voice be heard by casting your vote today. If you are not a registered voter, it’s too late to vote in this election, however, you can learn how to become one here.
- 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 businesses?
The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act was voted into law by Congress in December 2017. The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act provided benefits for small businesses; one of which is a lower tax bracket for businesses (like Peoples Tax). Losing that tax reduction could prevent small businesses from investing more in your business and your employees.
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 influence of new policies that affect small businesses can affect:
- Vendors (other small businesses)
- Employee’s families
- Our community
- Our economy
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.
Make an Informed Choice
We encourage everyone to vote but do your 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 candidates voting history
Election Day (TODAY)
- Polls open at 6 a.m. and close at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, November 6th.
- Know the location of your polling precinct. For information about your voting precinct visit, https://vote.elections.virginia.gov/VoterInformation
- Vote early to avoid crowds.
- Be sure to bring one of the following forms of identification.
- Virginia driver’s license
- Virginia 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 Virginia government-issued photo ID
- Tribal enrollment or other tribal photo ID
- Virginia Voter Photo ID card
- Before casting your vote, read over your ballot completely.
- Cast your vote, confidentially
- Wear your “I voted” sticker with pride!