Alection: The Importance of Voting in the United States
Our democracy depends on the active participation of its citizens, and if you don’t vote, you aren’t doing your part to help it function properly.
Many people don’t bother voting in elections because they feel like it doesn’t make a difference, but this couldn’t be further from the truth.
1qYour vote matters in fact, it’s the single most important thing you can do to improve our country and ensure that democracy functions as intended.
In the United States, voting is a right that is cherished by many.
Although there are people who are not eligible to vote or choose not to vote, those who exercise their rights on election day are making their voices heard and shaping their country’s future.
It has been said that democracy is two wolves and a lamb deciding on what’s for lunch.
In other words, it can be argued that democracy only works if each person participates as an equal member of society.
What is the Electoral College?
The Electoral College is a college that elects the president and vice-president every four years.
There are 538 electors from each state, who cast one vote for president and vice president based on who they think would be best for their state.
The candidate with at least 270 electoral votes (a majority) becomes president.
If no one has a majority then the House decides among the top three candidates.
How do elections affect the economy?
Election day is a major event that takes place every four years and impacts everything from the economy to international relations.
It is important for citizens to get out and vote, as this has a significant impact on who will be running our country for the next four years.
U.S. voters who are eligible are encouraged to register as soon as possible and then go into their local voting booth on Tuesday, November 6th, 2018.
Voter turnout in the United States
In recent years, voter turnout in the United States has been low.
In 2014, for example, only 36% of eligible voters cast a ballot.
Low voter turnout is worrisome because it can lead to governments that don’t represent all citizens and may not take care to address issues that are important to groups with low turnout.
For instance, despite having some of the highest incarceration rates in the world and a history of police brutality against people of color, these groups are less likely than others to vote.
Why is it important to vote?
Voting is a fundamental part of being an American and a vital way to show your voice.
It’s important to vote because it shapes the country you live in, who runs it, what laws are passed, and what kind of policies are put into place.
Even if you don’t agree with all the candidates or issues, voting allows you to have a say on what happens to your life.
You can’t complain about something if you didn’t vote for it yourself!
The importance of voting, especially for those in the US, cannot be understated.
Even if you feel that your candidate will not win, it is important to make your voice heard.
If there is one thing we can agree on, it’s that whoever takes office next has a lot to live up to.
As citizens of the United States, we are obligated to vote so that our future president does not need to try and do everything alone.
We need a leader who understands our needs and will represent us well in Washington D.C., which is why we should all get out and vote on Tuesday!