A lot of Americans are still waiting for their first glimpse of a presidential candidate.
But with one major exception, the election isn’t taking place in their backyard, where they can watch it from their balconies, parks or even at the local cinema.
With only a handful of states and the District of Columbia holding presidential elections this year, it’s up to you to know where your country stands on the candidates and their agendas.
And that’s where you’ll find a whole lot of informative speech ideas on how to influence the election.
Here are some of the best speech ideas to keep in mind during the campaign season.1.
Don’t wait for the election to start, start voting.
The first thing to do is get out and vote.
If you want to keep up with what’s happening, keep up to date on the campaigns by signing up for The Hill’s email alerts or following our live blog.
If it’s important to you, you can follow the campaign trail and get involved by voting in primaries and caucuses.
If your state is on the ballot, check out our list of the 50 states that will hold primaries and caucus on March 1.2.
Use social media to promote your cause.
You’ll want to make sure your messages and videos reach people who may not be on the radar for a candidate, but you can also take advantage of the platform of your choice.
Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and other social media are a great way to get out the vote and help spread the word about your cause, and many of the campaigns offer a variety of ways to do this.3.
Share your opinions and information with others.
This is particularly important for those who have concerns about candidates, but are hesitant to publicly share their views.
A variety of outlets are starting to take advantage, and a number of these are starting this fall.
We’ve highlighted some of these sites below.4.
Join the “We Need the Vote” movement.
If the election is a nailbiter, the group We Need the Votes has an idea for how to win over voters who might be tempted to back someone else in the race.
We Need The Vote started as a way to help candidates win over undecided voters, but it has grown into a nationwide effort.
If a candidate wants to reach out to undecided voters he or she can join the group and take a pledge to support candidates with a message that is shared widely.5.
Check out local candidates.
One of the biggest challenges of the campaign is the lack of a clear message for voters, and it’s worth keeping up with the news to learn about the candidates in your area and get an idea of how they’re campaigning.
You can also get the latest updates on the race on the official campaigns sites, like CNN, MSNBC and ABC.6.
Volunteerism can help get your voice heard in the electoral process, and there are a lot of organizations, including non-profits, that provide the option to volunteer to help get out a message.
If candidates and/or their campaigns are looking for a volunteer to get the word out about their policies, it might be time to consider volunteering for a political action committee or political action group.
If there’s a national political action Committee or PAC looking for volunteers, there are also plenty of non-profit organizations and non-partisan groups looking for the best ways to get your message out to voters.7.
Support candidates who you agree with.
If someone on your team has strong positions on an issue, but there’s still disagreement between the two of you, take the time to make a point.
Many of the candidates have already announced they are not running, but they still have to face the same voters who will be voting on March 15.
They may not have as much sway as a candidate who you disagree with, but when they do run, they’ll likely be able to communicate their message with the same effectiveness.8.
Sign up to the mailer.
If one of your favorite candidates is running, it can be tough to stay on top of what’s going on in the campaign.
However, you should be getting the information you need about the campaign through the mail, which will give you the opportunity to be informed about who your favorite candidate is and where they stand on a wide range of issues.9.
Donate your time.
If, as a parent, you’ve been wondering how much time your child needs to do homework and socialize, you’re in luck.
Most mailers have lists of activities you can contribute to, and if you’ve got time on your hands, you might want to consider donating your time to a non-political organization.10.
You know what’s a little more difficult than voting, right?
When you do it in person, you know exactly what your options are.
And, with the election now less than two weeks away, you may not know which candidates will be on your ballot.
Here are a few