Why Not to Doodle Six Weeks Before the Election


When it’s the Google Doodle, it gets attention and interest.

And with what the doodle on Google is today, those who are in charge of elections are hoping there is a lot of interest in it and that people give it their attention.

The red, white and blue image on Google is one of campaign buttons and pins with only one message: Register to Vote. Six weeks from today is Election Day, Tuesday November 3rd.

With so much interest in this election from both left and right, you would think there would not be a problem in convincing people to vote. While a huge majority of people in polls are saying they plan to vote, not everyone who can vote chooses to vote.

The nation’s founders, who fought a war that cost many lives, knew that voting is the single most fundamental freedom in a democracy like ours. Voting is not only a guaranteed right, but is an obligation all Americans have to participate.

That old adage that says if you don’t vote, you lose your right to complain rings loud and true as we approach the election.

And there are very excuses with California allowing you to register up to and on Election Day even if you miss the pre-election deadline next month by being able to cast a provisional ballot.

So on this day that Google has posted its message about making sure you are registered, it’s time not to doodle and make sure you are.

(Photo Getty Images: San Diego County Registrar of Voters Office on November 6, 2018)