Why is voting in a democracy important?  

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Voting in a democracy is very important. One reason is that it is part of our responsibility as a citizen to do so. There are people throughout the world that don’t have this right and would do almost anything to get the right to vote. Many people have fought for...

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Voting in a democracy is very important. One reason is that it is part of our responsibility as a citizen to do so. There are people throughout the world that don’t have this right and would do almost anything to get the right to vote. Many people have fought for the right to vote throughout our history. Many people in our country didn't have the right to vote for many years. It is important to exercise this right that so many people worked so hard for us to have.

Another reason is that our political system is based on the idea that government gets its power from the people and is based on the consent of the governed. If people don’t vote, they are letting other people decide who their leaders will be. If they don’t vote, they really shouldn’t complain about their leaders. By voting, we are sending a powerful message to our elected leaders.

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