I'm going to give Shaq kudos here: way to be vulnerable and let an entire globe know that you've never voted before...at nearly 50. And look, Shaq isn't alone. Millions of people have either never voted or just skip it sometimes. Have you seen the voter turnout numbers for any election? (Hint: they're low.) I get it. Logistics, weather, long lines and sometimes massive hassles come with voting. But don't let that deter you; this is important. Rides are available, many locations are a breeze to get through and there are weeks of early voting to help you get it done! You can also get registered AND vote at one stop sites during early voting. Check out more info HERE and MAKE A PLAN.
Now, Shaq says he never voted before because he "didn't understand the electoral college system." Okay, Shaq, I'll take your word for it. But he received his absentee ballot and got to it. Here's what he had to say:
"Ladies and gentlemen, I have a confession. You know I always like being honest on my podcast. I've never voted before, America. But, now I'm doing all these voting campaigns and you know one thing I never like to do, is be a hypocrite."
So be more like Shaq: Vote. Even if it's for the first time in your life.