When people voice their opinions, many may listen, but when people choose to vote at various elections, action is physically shown for that person’s firm beliefs and stance on issues.
On November 3, the United States of America will hold its Presidential Election.
Republican incumbent Donald Trump is running against the Democratic nominee, Former Vice President Joe Biden.
This years’ election has brought out what seems to be the most unusual election our country has ever witnessed.
The stances of each candidate are as different as night and day.
However, voting is a basic process that keeps a nation’s governmental system working because it is a privilege that each citizen has to choose their own government representatives.
It is stated that, “The purpose of every government is to develop and implement various policies for the benefit of its citizens.”
The 26th Amendment to the United States Constitution grants that US citizens who are 18 years of age or older have the right to vote.
Voting is important because even though it is not a requirement, it is considered a civic responsibility. The citizens of the United States of America have a responsibility to make their personal voices heard.
When more people vote, the democracy is more representative of the majority, not just those who are the loudest. If people choose to stay home and say, “my vote won’t amount to anything”, they are only fooling themselves.
In America’s history, many small and loud groups have changed the course of huge issues, such as Roe vs. Wade and saying prayers in schools.
This year, the extended registration to vote ended on October 15. Early voting in Virginia started on September 18 and will end on October 31.
For more information, visit the Department of Elections website on options for voting in Virginia.
Every citizen is encouraged to listen to the candidates and voice their choice this year because “it is your privilege as a free American.”