The Election Is Here! / The Voting Experience

“A Brief Notice for the 2020 Presidential Election / The Voting Experience.”


As of today, the 3rd of November, the 2020 Presidential Election has finally commenced.

It’s definitely going to be a close race; this is potentially the most divisive and anticipated election in contemporary U.S. history between POTUS Candidates Joe Biden (D) and Donald Trump (R).

Here at The Ridge Review, we don’t have much of anything to say about the election, besides the fact that we’re as on the edge of our seats as the rest of you. We can’t wait to write on the outcome of the election.

For the meantime, we hope that all of you stay safe, as there’s a good chance that no matter the decision rendered by the electoral college, a troublesome wave of social unrest will unleash throughout the country (which includes our community).

Stay updated and have a good evening Ridge!

(Included below is an excerpt regarding the voting experience here in Arizona, for future reference).

The Voting Experience 

For those of us who aren’t fortunate enough to have the opportunity to vote for a president in their senior year, never fear! This article will go over my experiences in the voting

process, and hopefully maybe guide you through it too.


I chose to vote in-person to get a more in-depth experience about the voting process, but should you choose to vote by ballot, you can either mail it or drop it off in-person as well. The place where this was being held for me was the Glendale Community College.


Voting is rather simple, and there’s not much to be nervous about. Just show your driver’s license or voter registration card (You have to be a registered voter of course), and the kind volunteers will hand you your ballot and lead you to one of those privacy cabinets for you to bubble in your votes.


Ballots are long, and chances are, unless you’ve researched every candidate, there are some propositions or candidates you’ve never heard about. It’s important to remember you don’t need

to fill in for every position, so if you don’t really feel strongly about something, just leave it blank.


Your ballot will still be counted. Another thing to note is that, Arizona, unlike any of the other states, votes for their judges as well, so that’s even more to research.


Anyways, after you’re done voting, you just simply put your ballot in the envelope given to you, they coat the flap in some mysterious fluid to seal it up, and you drop it off in the ballot box. And just like that, you’ve done your civil duties! Wear that sticker with pride knowing you’ve done your part.