Does my vote even matter?
The short answer is yes. It may seem like a drop in the ocean, but your vote makes an impact. We know that sometimes it’s hard to feel heard, especially when it feels like things are outside of your control; so we put together a quick list of 5 reasons why YOUR voice matters. (And why you should vote!)
- You’re in charge
Don’t like being told what to do? Want to make your own decisions? Okay then, VOTE. Your voice, along with millions of others can help to decide what you like and don’t like and let your voice be heard.
- It’s your future, after all
Why should anyone else have a say in YOUR future? You should be the one to speak up and say what matters most. When you don’t vote, you’re saying that its okay for others to make decisions for you. Do you really want someone else deciding what’s important to you?
- It’s your right
While some days it may not seem like it, we live in a society where your vote is your voice. It is a way for people in high places to see what matters most to you.
- You can be the change
Truth time: 40% of Americans don’t exercise their right to vote in the general election. By going and casting your vote, you’re telling future generations that this is an important cause. Your participation is a small step towards change (plus it takes less than 30 minutes to do). Every journey starts with a single step and in this case, it’s voting.
- Voting is a skill
Making an informed voting decision is something you will want everyone to do, so why not set the example? Speaking up for yourself, your rights and beliefs is something you’ll have to do forever. It’s called self-advocacy and it’s a skill you’ll be using for the rest of your life.
You have a chance, right now, to be heard. Check your voter registration status and find your polling place here: https://www.headcount.org/verify-voter-registration/. If you aren’t registered yet, you’ll have the option to register (it takes less than 5 minutes). The world needs to hear from YOU, so cast your vote and be heard!