Election Day 2002 is upon us. Know your candidate's position on plain vs. peanut M&Ms and everything in between? Worried what this election means for the stock market? We can't tell you how to vote, but we can offer some reasons why you should -- or shouldn't. Get some Foolish perspective and then hit the polls!

Why Your Vote Matters
Fool writer Rick Munarriz explains why voting is so important this week. He outta know -- he lives in Florida.

Don't Just "Get Out and Vote"!
Motley Fool co-founder David Gardner says a vote cast ignorantly is a greater blow to free democracy than no vote at all. Know the issues, know what you're voting for before you head to the polls.

How Elections Affect the Stock Market
How should your investing change during an election year? If you've been reading the Fool for a couple of years, you probably already know the answer to this one.

Discuss It
Want to rally the troops? Think it doesn't matter whether you vote or not this year? Let your voice be heard on our Current Events discussion board.