Why We Should Vote?

by Trent Miles

In the constitution, it says, "the right of citizens of the United States, who are eighteen years of age or older, to vote shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by a State on account of age." When asked why I think I would vote, in this upcoming election, or any other I would have to say because it is my right. A right is given to me by the government allowing me to have a say about what goes on in our country today. If I was eighteen, I would take full advantage of the opportunity to help make the decision. According to Pew Research, about 56% of Americans only voted in the 2016 election. This statistic showed that in the United States, the amount of eligible voters that actually vote is extremely low. I think this is because a lot of people think they won't make a difference. But in reality, we pick based on their qualifications and what others think. We need to consider that they are working for us, for the people. We need to elect representatives that value our opinion.

This is the wrong attitude to have, because if you don't vote you have no right to complain. On the off chance that you don't exploit the chance to have a say in what goes on, then you didn't make appropriate moves and can't gripe because you had the opportunity to have any kind of effect. Then again, there are additionally the general population that say they don't have room schedule-wise to cast a ballot; in any case they have a lot of time. That is no excuse. There are additionally a reasonable number of individuals who say they don't care for both of the hopefuls so they wouldn't cast a ballot. I don't think this is the correct view to take in light of the fact that regardless of whether you don't care for the competitor, possibly there is an issue that you can concur with or a specific outlook that you can take a side on. Therefore, the freedom that is given to us, the people, to participate in the affairs of our country should be taken up on. Many wonder how to go about raising the percentage of voters. Those people that think they don't make a difference should be told that there is no chance of making a difference if you don't vote.

Taking that few minutes to cast that vote can change the person to the left and right of you. "Nobody will ever deprive the American people of the right to vote except the American people themselves and the only way they could do this is by not voting" - Franklin Delano Roosevelt (32nd President of the United States).

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Your vote is your voice

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We all matter

Let’s get out there and vote!

Let's create a world where everyone is equal

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