The United Sates would have no federal, state or local government if the voters did not vote. This single fact should make you see why people make such a big deal out of elections!
No one should ever take voting for granted. After all, once upon a time, even in America, not everyone could vote. For a long time, African Americans and women were not allowed to vote.
In colonial times, people voted “Yea” (yes) or “Nay” (no) with their voices. Today, we go to a polling place, which may be a school or other public building to vote. We select our favorite candidates and vote using a ballot which we might fill in by hand, "punch" out our choices, or access using a touch-screen computer.
To be able to vote, you have to eligible and then you have to register. But none of this matters if you do not get out of bed, get dressed, and go to the poll on Election Day and vote!
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