Why Is It So Important To Register to Vote?

There are as many varied reasons to vote as there are actual voters. When I speak on this subject with friends and neighbors, I speak from various angles. Many people vote because they are for or against an issue or candidate. Others see it as way of insuring a high voter turnout in the community, which results in greater access to elected officials and more of a say in decisions affecting the community or neighborhood.

Lets take a serious look at the nonprofit organizations, your community, and those who can't vote. Our nonprofits depends on support from the city or state to maintain their services. Elected officials respond to neighborhoods and communities where more people are registered tol vote and actually vote. Neighborhoods and communities that vote get more attention from candidates and office holders. They are less likely to make visits and listen to communities that don't engage in elections. Citizens under the age of 18 cannot vote. Our children or youth depend upon us to represent their voices also! When you and I vote, we are looking out for our kids, and their futures. Vote for their future as well as ours. There are many in the Tuscaloosa community that are not citizens. They cannot vote. These people need you and I to vote in their stead.

Remember that there is power in numbers. When we vote and get our family members to do the same, we can impact outcomes and change the atmosphere. Past elections have proven that elections are many times decided by less than 100 votes. You are sending a message by what candidate or party you vote for. Even if your candidate does not win, the number of votes they get definitely impacts what's decided by government.

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