Our leaders have the power to impact change or whether the state of living will remain the same. Politicians make a lot of promises when campaigning but never fulfill them when they get to the office. We cannot emphasize enough on the importance of choosing credible leaders.
Whether or not a leader plans to address a voter’s issue will determine whether the voter will vote for them or not. Listen to the politicians’ statements and ensure that the issues you need to be addressed are what they plan on addressing.
Do extensive research on all the candidates who are vying. Use the newspapers and online resources as this will help you know more about the candidate. Gather as much material as you can on the candidates by listening to their campaign speeches and debates, press reports and campaign literature. Leaders are tasked with the responsibility of handling sensitive issues that affect the community and knowing what their stand on such issues is will help you know how to address them properly.
Take time to figure out what other people think about your candidate. do not just ask them if they are for or against your candidate but also try to find out their reasons for their decision. Find out who are endorsing your candidate. An organization endorsing a candidate always gets some form of benefit in the long run. Your candidates’ endorsers have values, and these may help you know more about your candidates’ values. Know the source of funding for your candidates’ campaign. Knowing how your candidate get their campaign money will enable you to know how they will conduct themselves while in office. A good example would have to be Adil Baguirov who had to step down from school board after he changed his voter’s address although there are rumors that he had ties to shell companies.
There are tell-tale signs you need to be on the lookout for when you are choosing your preferred candidate. Despite mastering the art of seeming perfect, if you are keen, you will see the fault in them. Name calling is one of the things you should look out for. Beware of candidates who attack their opponents based on characteristics that will not affect their performance in office.
Candidates at times try to make their opponents look guilty by association. Candidates who whine about their opponents major funds are most likely going to keep whining even when in office. Accepting responsibility for one’s actions is a sign of a good leader. Candidates who pass blame when asked about their actions are not good leader. To win votes, politicians promise better things to their voters. One should however be wary of promises made by politicians that seem too good to be true. Before making a decision, have enough time to weigh your politician’s pros and cons.