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Your Next Chance To Vote Is In 2020, So Don't Miss Out

Your opinion does count.

Your Next Chance To Vote Is In 2020, So Don't Miss Out

Voting is one of the most important rights and responsibilities that we have as a U.S citizen. We all have the right to vote, but there are many people who are unsure if there is even a point to fill in that ballot. I understand how you could think, well will my one vote really matter in the thousands of other votes? But, what if we all had that mentality? What if we all thought, "Does my vote actually count?" Then what?

If you do not vote, others will make your choice for you. If you want to see a difference in things such as health care, education, childcare, transportation, local amenities, and many more. That is what your vote counts for, that is why it is important. Personally, I think that every adult should vote. You can't tell me that you do not have an opinion on things that affect you. Some things on the ballot might be more or less important to you, but dig deep down, I bet you can find an opinion. In America, we stand on our democracy, men and women have fought for us to have the freedom to vote. Specifically, woman, we were not even allowed to vote before the 1920's. Exercise your right, girlfriend!

I find many people complaining about the world around them and think that they can't change the world, and that is just "how it is." That is wrong. You do have a way to change the world. You can vote. The future of the country is in our hands and every choice made now will affect the future. If you don't like something about your personal life, you change it, right? Why don't we use that same mindset about the country that we live in? The country that gives us our rights and freedoms that we exercise every day.

They have made it almost impossible to not have had an opportunity to vote this past election. There were polls in virtually every single city, some cities that had multiple sites. You can even vote in the comfort of your own home and send it through snail mail. Though either way, you had the chance and can make the time. On another hand, elections are annoying. I agree. The media is filled with everyone's opinions and mixed with truths and lies. Especially when it comes to news channels, they blow up anyone and everyone that is part of the election. Now, why is this an excuse to not vote? I mean social media blows up virtually everything. The way that I think of it is if media is so annoying about it, it makes me want to voice my opinion even more. I want to make that annoying person go away. Vote them out! Make your own intelligent decision.

Just like it is your right to vote, it is your right to not vote. America gives us the right to make our own choices. Just don't complain about the direction our country is going in if you do not try to be a part of it. After this past election, if the results were not what you were hoping for, does this encourage you to vote next time and make your voice heard?

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