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Don't Miss Out! Remember to Vote in Your Community Events

Erik English

3 min read

The following are reasons why you should vote in your community elections.

  1. Make an Impact

  1. Education

  1. Obligation to a Peaceful Transition of Power

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The following are reasons why you should vote in your community elections:

1. Make an Impact

Casting your vote on community voting events usually makes the most significant impact in our communities. We get to decide who we shall give power, not only to be a leader but to bring meaningful change in our communities. Voting gives all members a chance to voice their opinion and interests. Everywhere democracy is in retreat, fueled by fears from bad leaders who abuse power given to them by the people. Therefore, voting gives you a chance to make an impact through the power of a vote and to the right candidate.

2. Education

Every voting event comes with vast information. Elections bring important issues out into the light of day. Even if we're not voting on something, everything becomes fair debate around election time. Members get an opportunity to research different candidates and learn about both sides of an argument. The information enables us to learn more about what the community needs and why it is important to vote. Afterwards, we can make informed voting decisions, which will not only ensure that our interests are met but also have a positive impact on generations to come.

3. Obligation to a Peaceful Transition of Power

Voting is our right and responsibility and everyone has the right to vote. Voting in any election is not just about supporting the candidates or amendments or referendums in that specific election, it is about supporting the idea. It is about believing that the will of the people is a driving and important factor in the success of our communities. And it is about supporting a peaceful and consistent transition of power. If you go out to the polls, it usually encourages or guilts those around you into doing the same. This chain reaction can increase voter turnout exponentially. That's why we ask you to consider voting in all of your upcoming community elections.

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