All citizens have a patriotic duty to vote so you have seven options:
1. Be loyal to your political party and vote for your party’s nominee, even if you don’t like them.
2. Vote for the lesser of two evils.
3. Vote for a third party candidate that you like better. But be careful. That might help elect someone who is the greater of two evils.
4. Write “None of the Above” under “Write-in”. That shows what you really think about all of the candidates without having to vote for someone you don’t like.
5. Leave the box for that elected office blank, but vote for the other elected offices and for the ballot questions.
6. Fill in the “Write-in” line with someone not on the ballot that you really like, even if they have no chance of winning.
7. Don’t vote. But you won’t have your voice heard for the other elected offices or for the ballot questions. Also, people may think the reason you didn’t vote was because you’re apathetic and clearly you can’t be apathetic because after much serious thought you decided that BOTH candidates were not qualified.
Remember the golden rule of voting; If you don’t vote you don’t have a right to complain and your friends and family won’t have to listen to your complaints about how bad our government is.
Steve Scott, U.S. Citizen & Voter, Sarasota, Florida