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Importance of Voting

  • Date Submitted: 11/13/2012 08:32 AM
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Voting is the most powerful way to express our ideas and opinions.   It exercises our rights as American citizens to express issues and opinions.   America is a free country, and voting is an important part of that freedom. As Americans we get the right to decide who runs the country and what laws should govern citizens.   Voting allows us to decide on who will lead our country. Voting makes the difference from being lead by someone we chose as the people than by someone who took charge without the peoples consent.   With the democratic process of voting, a balance in power can be maintained between the governant and the people.
Voting also allows us to invest   in a better future.   The objective of a government is to

draft and implement various policies for the betterment of its people. From taxes to road-

building, everything is decided by the policy makers that we vote and help win.  

Additionally, voting is a hard-earned privilege.     The freedom to choose our own

administration is one that characterizes democracy. It defines every revolution. It is a

right that has been earned through the hardships suffered by past generations.   It's a right

that marks democracy apart from other modes of governance

Although voting is an important privilege, some Americans simply don't vote.   Reasons
vary and sometimes include   the fact that some believes their votes do not count.   Others
are too busy with other obligations to take the time out to cast their vote.   Some find
Voting registration to be confusing, especially for citizens that have moved from county
to county or from state to state.   Voting lines can sometimes be long, and for busy people
waiting in line is a horrible and waste of time and energy.     Politicians are sometimes
easy to dislike. Their flaws are often aired publicly for the entire world to see, and many
people generally distrust politicians based on this information.   Getting to polling
locations can be a hassle,...

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