Have you ever been in a queue of voters on the election day? If yes, you’ve probably seen the woman with a baby, and the old man barely standing on his feet, or the businessman with his suitcase, checking the time? You may question why these people are so inclined to participate in the voting. There should be something really very important for these people to leave their stuff and take their turns in the queue. What’s the use of it? Why is it important to vote on the Election Day?
Rightful Citizens of The Country
Whenever you throw a look back on history, people have always been fighting for their right to vote; women, immigrants, Afro-Americans.
Voting is not only the opportunity to decide the way things should be but also it’s our prior it’s an obligation as a resident. Our votes not just support this or that candidate or a particular referendum. Furthermore, they support the ideas that could work best for the whole population of the country. It makes the overall scheme of the country’s further well-being. It is about the belief of the power which will bring forward consistent changes in peaceful circumstances.
This is why voting is a priority factor for the American political system and those officials who participate in it.
Changes Drawn on Election Day
Some states live better than others; others try different changes to turn better, the rest stay silent. The key to this divergence in one and the same country is that the elected officials always know who votes for them.
Your Vote is Your Voice
By voting, we tell elected officials how we feel about the most important issues of our government, like education, health, security, etc. We vote for our children and for our elderly to live in peace and security. Consequently, the sale of a simple vote gains a prevailing impact on government and public policies. The active voters almost always get the best of their attention. They make the officials be accountable for their deeds and promises. Those communities who stay silent always face the fewer appeals. The political concerns will never be heard if there is no voting. In other words, if you won’t vote, others will make the decisions for you.
Think Before You Vote
Voting should never ever be a spontaneous act. Social media, television, and magazines will always bring forward different features and issues which do not correspond to the objectives of the particular candidate or referendum. There always exists a mass in population which easily undergo such, let’s say so, hypnoses to give their votes for someone. This is not the way your civil responsibility should be comprehended. The activeness in electoral procedures must be paralleled to personal research and investigations. Candidates are mainly appearing on stages and screens with the best representative side of their personality. This affects much on the audience. However, before you undergo particular candidates’ vows and appearances, there are several steps to get yourself prepared not to waste your vote:
- Search for some background information about candidates’ education, experiences, social activities.
- Follow the debates and election news
- Concentrate on realistic talks.
- Consider people’s analysis and discussions.
- Get yourself aware of their plans and ideas for the future of the country where you plan to live, as well.
Finally, we must all remember that participating in elections is our civil duty. After all, it is the first step to make our lives undergo a well-built and stable democratic system.