The right to vote is an important right to participation, but not all citizens who are entitled to vote make use of it. Whether local elections, federal elections, European elections: We have summarized why it is important to vote and why you should exercise your right to vote.
Being able to vote is a privilege
The right to have a say is made possible by democracy and is something that is by no means possible in every country. So you have a privilege with your right to vote that you should not be carelessly wasting.
Every vote counts
Do you feel like your voice can’t move a lot? Often enough it has been tight in recent years, be it in terms of forming a government or deciding who will win local elections. So your voice can be the final tip on the scales. Only when you choose can your voice make a difference.
Without your vote, the others decide
Failure to vote and the submission of an invalid ballot paper have no influence on the election result. If you don’t vote, the votes of the others will decide who will represent your country or constituency in the future.
Democracy cannot function without the voice of its citizens
A democracy is based on the people voting for their representatives, who can then act on their behalf. Democracy can only really function if citizens actively help shape it. And only by casting your vote can you do something to ensure that a representative is elected who represents you and your interests well.
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If you refuse to vote, you are not making a statement
If you want to express protest by not voting, it will not lead to anything. If you don’t cast your vote, it can mean a lot. It can both mean that you do not want to participate in the existing system and that you trust the other citizens that you are already choosing the right one. Nobody will find out exactly what the reasons for not voting are, so you will not achieve anything with it.
You take responsibility with your voice
Do something to ensure that those who represent your interests and stand up for your goals on your behalf are elected. If you do not want to or cannot get involved in certain topics yourself, then you can very well take responsibility for these topics with your voice.
Voting is easy
The process of choosing is not a difficult thing in and of itself and anyone can do it. Of course, before making a choice, you should be clear about who you want to vote for and for what reasons. Of course, you have to invest in the research of the various parties, their goals and programs. The cross in the election itself, however, takes just a few minutes.
Choosing makes you feel good
It’s a special feeling when you’ve cast your vote in the election. A mixture of tension about how the choice will turn out and satisfaction because you have done your best to influence the outcome.