The Importance of Student Voting

Voting is one of the most important rights we have as American citizens. It’s one of our constitutional rights as citizens of the United States of America. But, why vote? Why do we do it?

Voting is extremely important in our country. It allows us to choose who we want in office for different positions in our government. Not only that, but we are able to have opinions on different laws and policies that we can take action on through voting.

When it comes to voting, every vote counts. This is a fairly well-known concept, but not many people follow through with it. In our country, we are able to make and elect the leaders we want to see in office. Without your vote, it may be the difference between one person in office vs another. You may think that your vote doesn’t matter, since you would just be one of the millions of people who are voting, but in reality one vote changes everything.

In the United States, as soon as you turn 18 you are able to vote. Voting allows for your opinions to be heard about different people who are running for the same position or about past people who have been in that position.

Over the years, statistics have shown that younger people are not voting as much as previous generations had been. It shows that only around 50-60% of people of voting age had actually been voting. That being said, it shows that over 40% of people who are able to vote had not been voting and hadn’t represented themselves in the government. It’s important for such a large portion of the population that is missing from the vote to vote because there’s so many people who need to get their thoughts and opinions out there for our society to grow.

Students should vote because without them, the democratic process would lack a large group of people who are able to vote, but are not. Voting allows us to express our opinions, elect leaders, and take action on different issues that are seen within the state.