2012, the first year I have the ability to vote in the presidential election, and I didn't even want to vote at all. I wasn't happy with either candidate and I certainly had not researched enough about them. Then Gerred, finally said to me "Look, I'm fighting for your right to vote, you should at least exercise that right." That's when it really hit me, that I needed to have a say, and we registered me to vote as an Independent.
Now, I am not a political person. I don't like discussing politics because it's a lot of talking and no listening. Luckily, I found a website Elect Next from the amazing blogger and former WAC student, Call Me Hats. Basically Elect Next allows you to take a look at the issues, make your own stance, and then matches you with a candidate (not just the big guys.).
It's great because I am not choosing a person straight on which political party they belong to, but rather I am taking a stand for what I believe.