While voter turnout for the presidential primaries is relatively high this year, it still is not as high as it should be. Only about half of all registered voters tend to vote, and that number has been steadily declining over the years. During voting season, it is of paramount importance that voters are reassured that their vote does indeed count.
In the end, the next president of the United States is up to you and me. We are the voice of this country; we decide who leads it. If every single person who thinks that their vote doesn’t matter were to vote, it would be enough to change the tide of the entire election. Don’t underestimate the power of your voice. Don’t underestimate the importance of giving your vote.
The only people who can enact change are us. Not happy with the way our country stands today? Do something about it. Encourage others to use their voice. Be a catalyst for change. Don’t sit back and let others decide your future for you.
Mornay Schoner, Kennewick