You need to vote – here’s a helpful website

There’s an election tomorrow and I’m scrambling. I was away for the last two weeks and, while it was nice to miss all of the unpleasant, negative advertising that’s crept into our elections, I feel out of the picture. We all need to vote – that’s our part of the agreement. If we don’t vote, we’re giving up the right to choose who governs us, and I don’t think I want to go down that road. So what should we do if we want to make a good choice? Well it’s obvious… get informed.

I’ve been watching the news, both TV and radio, and I’ve been surfing the net to see what else I could find. I decided to check-out CBC News, thinking I’m supporting them with my taxes, why not see if they have anything to offer. I found a lot of information – issues broken down; final projections; and a WikiLeaks article citing sensitive U.S. diplomatic cables revealing their behind-the-scenes take on Canada’s party leaders. There were also podcasts, just in case you missed something.

But that’s way too much information to sift through at this late date – it’s information overload! I need to  identify what’s really important to me and who supports my issues. Then I came across something I thought I could use – Vote Compass – a 20-question survey that zeros in on a half-dozen issues, aggregating responses with each of the major parties to show who best matches your important issues. I was surprised with the results at first, but when I was able to compare each of my answers to those of the major parties I could see a pattern… and more importantly, I was able to sift out the political BS and simplify the process.

I like that, and now I feel that I’m able to make a more informed choice. I will vote tomorrow and I hope you will too.

About Coracle Cove

The Sunshine Coast is on Vancouver’s doorstep, and while it’s only 40 minutes away, it's one of BC’s best kept secrets. In Everything Sunshine Coast we’ll unlock the secrets and share our best insider tips to help you get the most out of your next getaway to the Sunshine Coast. Jack & Sheila Pope escaped to the Sunshine Coast over 35 years ago. They own Coracle Cove, a bed & breakfast and vacation rental business, and enjoy sharing the beauty of the Sunshine Coast with visitors from around the world. www.coraclecove.com
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