Importance of Voting

Daylen Irwin, Newspaper Staff Member

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                                                                                                                      The Importance of voting



Voting is really important because Our vote matters. Voting is part of our independence. It is the right thing to do. Everyone’s vote matters.


Independence Day is on July 4. It is a federal holiday. The Continental Congress declared that the thirteen American colonies were no longer subject to the monarch of Britain and were now united, free, and independent states. Voting now is supporting our independence. If someone does not vote, someone else does it for them. If you don’t vote we are letting our friends and family down. Voting is part of our independence.


Voting is the right thing to do. Voting is not only the right thing to do, but also it is the responsible thing to do. Our life and happiness may depend on our votes. Everyone’s vote matter’s, so our’s should be heard. Our vote doesn’t just affect the President, it also affects the U.S. senators and congressional representatives, State senators and representatives, State governors, Mayors, City council members, County judges. And the critical issues are a major problem.  

  Things Affected by voting

  • College affordability
  • Health care
  • Climate change
  • Immigration
  • Gun control
  • Criminal justice
  • Worker’s rights
  • LGBTQ rights
  • Reproductive rights
  • Taxes
  • Foreign policy

We might not have good excuses to not vote.

Common excuses not to vote.

  • Not knowing about voter registration deadlines, rules, or how to get started
  • Confusion about whether to vote in their home or school communities
  • Not having the proper kind of ID to meet voting requirements
  • Not having the proper kind of ID to meet voting requirements


We are lucky to even have the right to vote.