With the upcoming election, you may be debating on whether you are going to vote or not. Every day, there are people who ask themselves “Why is this person in office?” If you did not vote, there is a good chance that you are part of the reason why there is someone you did not agree with, in office. People who choose to vote do so because it shows that they have pride in their nation and their government. The only way a democracy is going to work is if citizens, young and old, participate actively. You get a say in who runs your country and how it is run.
If you are the type of person who is constantly complaining about the people who are in office, stop. If you did not vote, you do not have the right to complain about the government decisions that you do not like, no matter how bad and unreasonable they are. Voting sets appositive example for the people around you. It means that you believe in a democratic process and you are expressing your right to freedom of speech. If you are one of those people who refuse to vote, you are pretty much saying that you don’t care about your country or your freedom. If you don’t register, you are missing out on a national privilege.
The fact of the matter is that when you vote, you are honoring the sacrifices that our ancestors made and that the soldiers who fight so hard for this country make every day while fighting for our freedom. How we vote will affect the lives of our children and if we do not vote, we are at a loss without democracy and our future generations will be nothing but an empty shell. You should vote purely for the fact that you can. You get to choose who represents our beautiful country and even though you don’t think so, your vote counts.
The number reason why you should vote is that if you are old enough to die for your country, you are old enough to decide who makes the decisions about the country you are fighting for. If you are unsure as to how to register to vote, here is how. Get a registration form. You can do this by going to your local election official in your county or city or by going through a registration outreach program.