5 Reasons Why You Should Vote
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5 Reasons Why You Should Vote

Even if you're "not political".

5 Reasons Why You Should Vote

The election year is underway, but the candidates have been campaigning since early last spring. People are probably already sick of hearing candidates fight for their votes, but the most critical part of the entire season has already begun. Regardless of which political party you belong to or who you support or don't support, this election will prove to be monumental, and that starts with the primary elections to decide on the Democratic nominee who will face Trump on the final ballot in November. Although politics is a very polarizing topic, even within political parties, I believe it is important that all Americans unite under this right and obligation we have to vote. With voter registration deadlines drawing near for many states, here is my pitch for why you should register to vote as well as make your way to the ballot box for the primaries and for the presidential election in November.

We are lucky to even be able to vote.

There are countries around the world who still have rigged elections, severe voting restrictions, or lack the right to vote at all. Although America's democratic system is far from perfect, there are certain rights and privileges afforded to us here that other countries could only dream of.

Even within our own country, populations of minorities had to fight for the right that was already afforded to the most privileged members of society. 2020 marks the 100 year anniversary of women's suffrage. Let's honor the women who couldn't vote before us by committing to vote in this monumental election.

It's a way to voice your opinion.

As everyday citizens, there are very few ways we can communicate with our political leaders in order to share our views and opinions. Voting is one of the most effective methods of telling the government what you want done.

The policies being debated today are important.

At the moment, health care and foreign policy may not seem like the most salient issues on a college student's mind. However, soon enough, we will inherit the mistakes and triumphs of our current political leaders. It requires some foresight, but the decisions our government makes today will truly be indicative of our future.

It'a a great way to get educated on the issues.


If you don't want to vote because you feel as though you don't know enough about the issues, election season is the perfect time to read and learn more about it! There are a plethora of resources out there for busy, on-the-go people who want to learn more, but lack the time.

This won't happen for another four years.

If you skip out on voting this time around, we won't get another chance to make our voices heard for another four years. Take advantage of this rare opportunity and make sure you're registered to vote in your state! You won't regret it if you do, but you'll regret it if you don't.

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