- Casting a vote allows an individual to express a choice among candidates who wish to become government leaders.
- Failing to register a vote is tantamount to saying you don’t care.
- If you don’t vote, you are missing out on a great national privilege and a significant personal freedom
- Voting provides a medium for citizens to support the democratic structure. If a majority of citizens choose not to vote, democracy might become a thing of the past and will be replaced by another form of government that might prove more elitist in nature.
- Registering to vote means that you believe in the democratic process and will participate in it to represent your right to freedom of speech.
- Showing that you care with your vote tells candidates that they must be accountable to the public.
- Showing up at the polling booth on voting day sets a good example to others. Remember, your children observe all that you do and will learn from your example, right or wrong as it may be. Civic awareness is an important part of their training and one of the early steps on the road to maturity. Voting also sets a positive example to neighbours, friends, and family who may be uninterested in or unfamiliar with the electoral system.
If you don’t vote you really have no right to complain about government decisions you don’t like.