Value every vote


Claire Myers

VOTING CAN BE EASY. If it takes too much time to go to a precinct and vote, then request an absentee ballot and vote from home. “By voting, we add our voice to the chorus that forms opinions and the basis for actions,” said Jen Stoltenberg, Norwegian politician.

Voting, or being involved in political matters, is not as common as many may think. People use the excuse that their vote will not matter or that it takes too much time to vote or to register to vote.

But, the general Election Day will be here soon. On November 7, from 6:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m., polls will be open for people to vote on various issues for our state and local elections.

Be sure to find which precinct to go to and vote if you are 18 years or older. Registering to vote is very important and every vote does count, whether many believe it or not.

“Nobody will ever deprive the American people of the right to vote except the American people themselves and the only way they can do this is by not voting,” said Franklin D. Roosevelt, former U.S. president.

Becoming familiar with the different issues may take time, but becoming involved with politics can make an impact. The decisions made by elections are decided by only a small percentage of the American population.

“Young people need to vote. They need to get out there. Every vote counts. Educate yourself too. Don’t just vote. Know what you’re voting for, and stand by that,” said Nikki Reed, actress.

The younger generation is becoming less and less involved in politics. Many are unaware of the changes being made by the outcomes in different elections.

“Voting is the most precious right of every citizen, and we have a moral obligation to ensure the integrity of our voting process,” said Hillary Clinton, politician.

So go out on November 7 and help to make a difference in the community!

For more information about what the issues are for this election and who is running for office, click here.