The Importance Of Voting

Turning 18 is a big deal. That means that you are an adult and are finally old enough to make adult decisions without being bothered by mom and dad. One of the things you should do once you turn 18 is to register to vote.

Throughout many time periods in history, certain groups of people such as women and African Americans did not have the right to vote. Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony were two women that passionately demanded and protested the right for women to vote around the mid-1800s.

Finally, August 18, 1920 the 19th amendment of the U.S. Constitution granted women the right to vote. Now lets flash forward several years. This years election is pretty important. It is 2016 that means it is time for Barack Obama to leave the White House after two terms of presidency. Although some people are sad to see him go,like me, it is time for a new President.

This also means it is time for a new President. This could be the most significant election ever since this year the United States could possibly elect Hillary Clinton, making her the first female President ever. Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump will be the next President of the United States.

By not voting you are only hurting yourself. Voting is important. You get to decide who is going to run the country from the input of your vote. Years ago, women and African Americans could not vote, but after protests they were finally able to vote. So take advantage of this AMAZING opportunity.

Check to make sure you are registered to vote, or visit your local county polling site to see if you are registered to vote at that specific polling site.

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