Many people feel that they are just a drop of water in a large ocean, and there is no point in voting. However there is power in numbers. Voting is also an important part of the democratic process. People feel more involved in their country if they vote. All of those votes add up, and elections can be won or lost on just a few votes.
In my home state of Washington in 2004, Governor Christine Gregoire won by a mere 129 votes out of 2.7 million cast, and on the third recount. In 2000, President George W. Bush won by a mere 537 votes. In local elections, which actually have more impact on your day to day life, the results are more likely to be close. Contrary to many people's thinking, your vote DOES count.
In a democracy we have to remember that people have died and fought for the right for all citizens in that democracy to vote. Therefore, even if you only vote by spoiling your ballot paper, it is vitally important to participate in the mechanics of democracy to recognise...
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