The storm is almost over. After what has seemed like an endless amount of political conversation, boisterous campaigning, debates and scandals, the election finally comes to an end tomorrow, Nov. 8.  America will have elected the 45th President of the United States by the end of the evening.

For those who are registered to vote in Oklahoma, polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. If you are unsure of where your polling location is, you can go to The Oklahoma State Election Board and input your voter registration information to find your nearest polling place.

Here are some reasons for participating in voting:

  • Your voice is important
  • It maintains our governmental status as a democracy
  • It is considered a privilege and a civic duty
  • On a local level, a single missed vote can make a difference. Areas such as your local school board rely on voter turnout to decide on critical public decisions that can affect you and your children.

Voting is a matter that is important to the health of the American political system and to the people who participate in it. At The Brown Group, we take pride in being involved in our community. Part of this involvement includes sharing important information that we feel could benefit our wonderful clientele. Because of this campaign being a maelstrom of polarization, a lot of voters have become driven by the need to get their ballot submitted. On the other side, some have been compelled to simply stay at home due to the complexity of this political cycle.

For those straddling the line of whether or not to vote tomorrow, keep in mind the aforementioned reasons. Every vote counts. Election Day is hours away and hopefully you will take into consideration the importance of maintaining our democratic process.