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en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Voting

Avoiding the choice that the most people strongly reject may sometimes be at least as important as choosing the one that they most favor. There are social choice theory definitions of seemingly reasonable criteria that are a measure of the fairness of certain aspects of voting, including non-dictatorship, unrestricted domain, ...

massvote.org/the-importance-of-voting

Voting is the cornerstone of a democracy but sadly far too few people vote. There remains wide gaps between those who do vote which undermines representative democracy. For the past three decades voters have been disproportionately of higher income, older or more partisan in their interests. Parallel to participation ...

www.annenbergclassroom.org/speakout/path-to-the-presidency-why-is-it-important-to-vote

With a government elected by its citizens and that effects every aspect of our lives from schools to health care to homeland security, voting is an important right in our society. By voting, you are making your voice heard and registering your opinion on how you think the government should operate. Enough voices in unison ...

moody.utexas.edu/centers/strauss/tex-elects/importance-voting-hattie-lindell

The Importance of Voting by Hattie Lindell. Voting. A word defined by the Merriam -Webster Dictionary as “an expression of opinion or preference.” A concept well known by all Americans, as it should, considering our many things about this country are decided by elections. President, judges, mayors and governors are all ...

www.sos.wv.gov/elections/civics/Documents/Why%20is%20Voting%20important.pdf

Lyndon B. Johnson, 36th President of the United States. In order to gain an understanding of why voting is so important, let's take a look back at the history of voting rights. Contrary to popular belief, the United States' Constitution did not originally guarantee citizens the “right to vote”. The United States was created with the ...

www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/reasons-to-vote-in-elections_us_56c776e2e4b041136f16e9ad

Feb 19, 2016 ... “I am often told that in the South, the most important person to vote for is the sheriff.” Referenda on the ballot can also make a major difference. Four states have legalized recreational marijuana in the past four years through ballot initiatives that did not require any new state legislation, let alone an act of ...

www.huffingtonpost.com/rep-alcee-l-hastings/voting-rights-act-of-1965_b_5647833.html

Aug 6, 2014 ... Half a century ago the Civil Rights Act of 1964 brought an end to the era of Jim Crow by prohibiting discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, or national origin. One year later the landmark legislation was strengthened and expanded when the Voting Rights Act of 1965 was signed into law on ...

borgenproject.org/voting-is-important

Aug 21, 2017 ... Voting is important: the ability to vote allows citizens to voice their opinions.

www.demos.org/publication/why-voting-matters-large-disparities-turnout-benefit-donor-class

Sep 16, 2015 ... The freedom to vote is America's most important political right outside of the original Bill of Rights, and it is also the most hard-won right. In the early years of our republic, only white landowners could vote.