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I'm almost 18, how will my right to vote make an impact if it's just one slip?

Does anyone else feel small in the world when making one decision? #confidence #voting #rights-management #politics


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Lizette’s Answer

Jolene as young woman you should be concerned about your future and the proper development of your community. Therefore the vote play an important role in the social impact, it is an important tool of societal empowerment, and resource of representation for minorities and groups of interest that need to raise the voice up in governmental institutions. Consequently, a representative leadership rehearsal a government plan in different levels including the Congress, in order to introduce social demands through public policies or social programs.
However, the participation in vote had been dramatically reduced (mostly between the younger population) and every single vote point significantly to introduce a determined representation. For example, the article in the web site npr.org* report, “ 2016: The margin on Election Day for a GOP primary for the U.S. House for the 5th Congressional seat from Arizona was just 16 votes, but it widened to 27 after a recount. 2016: A Wyoming state House GOP primary was decided by just one vote, 583 to 582”

*https://www.npr.org/2018/11/03/663709392/why-every-vote-matters-the-elections-decided-by-a-single-vote-or-a-little-more

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Olga’s Answer

Dear Jolene,

Through voting you have the opportunity to influence the government. Every vote matters. There have been several cases in U.S. history where this has been seen. A New Hampshire Senate race was decided by two votes out of 223,363 in 1974. A Massachusetts gubernatorial election was decided by two votes out of 102,066 in 1839. And the Alaskan congressional race was decided by a single vote out of 10,035 cast in 2008. We are all waiting for results of Florida recount now.


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Ricardo’s Answer

Many people feel the same way you feel. My recommendation is to make it personal and make sure you did your part as a voter, and share your vision and choices with immediate family and friends who could also share your same vision. Then encourage them to also vote. All of the sudden you find yourself with many other votes like yours heading in the same direction.


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lumba’s Answer

I Strongly believe that voting is a sense of self growth and awareness in terms of how you as a person view a certain situation and you are able to weigh out which works for you and which best suits what you value and what you stand for just one vote can make a difference in someone else's life so voting is essential and if your able to vote do it for the people that cant vote you can be their voice and change.

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