Our living conditions can be changed by the type of leaders we choose. During the election period, politicians make all sorts of promises, but most of them never fulfill them once they get to the office. Enough emphasis cannot be put 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. The politician you choose must be planning to address the issues you feel should be addressed.
Do intensive research on the candidates who are running. Newspapers and online sources can help you know more about the candidates. Campaign speeches and reports, press reports and campaign literature can help you know more about the candidates who are vying. It important to know the candidate’s stand on issues that affect the community as a whole as they will be tasked with the responsibility of handling them.
Take time to figure out what other people think about your candidate. Find out their reasons for being for or against your candidate. Find out who are endorsing your candidate. Different organizations have various values, and when they endorse a candidate, it is mostly to their 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. How your candidate got funding for their campaign will determine their character 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.
look out for subtle signs when choosing your candidate. Most politicians have mastered the art of seeming perfect before their voters but if you are keen, you can easily see the faults in the way they carry themselves. One of the red flags to look out for is thename calling they do. 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. A candidate that attacks an opponents because he has more funding is one who is bound to keep making excuses for their underperformance. A good leader is one who accepts responsibility for their action. Be wary of candidate who keep shifting blame when they are questioned about their actions. Politicians try to win votes by making promises of better things. When a politician’s promise is too good to be true, think twice. Take time to weigh a politician’s rights and wrongs before voting.