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Why Is It Important To Vote Essay

Why is it important to VOTE?

Why is it important to VOTE?

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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.

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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.

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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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Why I think it is important to vote is because only if you have played your part in the democratic process do you have any right to comment on the actions that the politicians in power are taking.

If you do not vote, you lose the power to say anything about the way your city's mayor is doing nothing about cleaning up the mess in your neighborhood or that the President is increasing taxes and using it to fund a war in Iraq that you believe serves no purpose.

I know that one of the realities about democracy is that one vote given by someone based perhaps just on the fact that the candidate is not colored can easily nullify your vote given to another candidate with your spending a lot of time analyzing the policies of all those who stood for elections; and you aren’t even sure that if the person whom you voted for wins, he / she is going to stick to his/ her initial commitments.

But it is sure worth the effort and justifies missing a few hours of doing your favorite recreational activity.