Election process is fair or unfair. Some people argue that the process is fair and that we as citizens truly matter when we go to vote on election day. Others argue that it does not matter who or how many people vote, there will be an elected president anyways.
It does matter. If only a few people select leaders, that makes a country into an oligarchy. Democracy means “power in the hands of the people” and this means all the people. The true meaning of democracy explains that citizens have both rights and responsibilities to their community.
Does Your Vote Really Matter? How the Electoral College System Works. What is the Electoral College? The founding fathers established the Electoral College as a compromise between election of the President by Congress and election of the President by a popular vote of qualified citizens. The U.S. Constitution states in Amendment XII, ratified by the states in 1804.The biggest reason why Americans choose not to vote comes down to simply feeling powerless. However, the fact of the matter is this: your vote matters a lot. Yes, it’s true that the Electoral College elects the president, but never forget that it is us, the American people, that decide who the Electoral College MUST support.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.
Unfortunately, many don’t. They give up on a chance to choose leaders and representatives who will do things that are important to them. Why Vote? Nobody can force a citizen to vote. But many citizens do vote, because voting lets them tell the government what they want it to do. If citizens think they’re paying too many taxes, they can vote for a person who promises to lower taxes. If citi.Read More
Importance of Voting essaysThe Importance of Making Your Voice Heard by Voting People often choose not to vote because they feel their vote does not count, but one vote does count in many ways. Your choice to vote or not, will have far reaching consequences on people all over the world, many of wh.Read More
People do not vote in general elections because they believe that their votes do not matter, but some people feel very strongly about it being their civil duty to vote. With this problem of voters not thinking voting is worth it, has the consequence that huge amounts of people are not voting in the election, meaning the elected candidate only got high enough votes on people who care enough to.Read More
The Importance of Voting by Hattie Lindell. Voting. A word defined by the Merriam-Webster Dictionary as “an expression of opinion or preference.” A concept well known by all Americans, as it should, considering our many things about this country are decided by elections. President, judges, mayors and governors are all voted upon by the general population; and if not, they are decided by.Read More
There are multiple reasons why people in general do not vote in presidential elections, such as the negativity of the campaigns and the public's distrust of politicians. Yet, the primary reason young people repel politics is because they do not believe their opinion, or their vote for that matter, influences the outcome of an election. If I could change the electoral system, candidates would.Read More
Voting does not guarantee that one's preferences will prevail, but choosing not to vote denies a person one of they key tools of having a say in a democracy. Importance of Voting Choose Your Government This is the most obvious advantage of voting. Voting allows you to choose people you want to represent your community in the governance of your country. The winning party will govern your.Read More
They use excuses such as, it doesn’t matter if they vote or not because their one vote couldn’t possibly make a difference. They say they don’t understand politics its just too confusing. Some feel that politicians are crooks so they need not bother voting at all. These are just a few of the common excuses heard from people who do not vote. All of these excuses surely won’t make a.Read More
Voting does not guarantee that one’s preferences will prevail, but choosing not to vote denies a person one of they key tools of having a say in a democracy. Importance of Voting Choose Your Government This is the most obvious advantage of voting. Voting allows you to choose people you want to represent your community in the governance of your country. The winning party will govern your.Read More
If you don’t vote it doesn’t matter at all. I frequently vote third party as an element of protest but also because I can do the numbers and figure out that my vote didn’t matter when I lived in Massachusetts. I live in New Hampshire now and will.Read More
Most People do not Why man First, why it’s important to vote, most citizens believe that their vote does not matter and do not vote for that reason. Second, another reason is some citizens do not know how or where to vote. Finally, some citizens just figure it’s a waste of time and too much trouble, too confusing, and too much reading on which candidates to vote for. The research we’ve.Read More