My Vote Doesn’t Make a Difference

Millions of people vote in the U.S. Why does one vote matter, asks WCSU Student Kayla Falcinelli.

By: Kayla Falcinelli

When the Presidential election roles around every four years it is time to decide who gets your vote. Although this is true, many people say, “Why bother?” “It’s not like my vote means anything.” There are others who simply don't care.

Does your vote really make a difference? Looking at how many people vote it is hard to believe that one person not showing up to the polls is really going to matter. There are about 300 million people living in the United States. Out of those 300 million approximately 200 million are over 18 years of age, and are eligible to vote. This number seems very large but remember only about 60% of these people will actually vote.

It is hard to decide your one vote matters when you are up against a million others. The answer is simple; yes your vote does matter. Can you imagine if everyone thought his or her vote wasn’t important? No one would show up for Election Day and you wouldn’t be able to voice your opinion. It is important to vote for a candidate you feel capable to run this country. Our country's economy isn’t doing well and it could use a president who knows what they are doing. 

Our country gives us the right to vote and we should take advantage of it. If you are feeling indifferent about the candidates then simply get online and inform yourself about each one. Looking deeper might reveal one you prefer. Your vote does make a difference!

Your vote does matter! Make sure to register; your deadline is October 30th by person, and October 23rd postmarked by mail. Be there November 6th at you local voting station to cast your vote!  To help promote the 2012 election, WCSU students in the Writing, Linguistics and Creative Process Department's Advertising, Copywriting and Promotions class created a Twitter page. Also check out their blogs at www.danbury.patch.com. Get educated on whom to vote for by visiting our Facebook page. 

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