Four Reasons You Should Vote
- Every Vote Counts
When you vote, your vote then combines with the others who share the same views as yourself to create a voice. The more like-minded votes, the louder the voice!
- The issues affect YOU
Many people are put off voting because they don’t trust politicians or they don’t feel that politicians represent them. BUT… many of the issues that are decided in government do affect you! From education, to health, to employment, to housing, to climate change, to benefits…you will always find something that affects you.
- People sacrificed a lot so that YOU can vote
The right to vote has been fought for by many and in some parts of the world, people are still fighting to be able to have a say in the decisions that are made for their countries. How would you feel if your vote was taken away from you? Don’t take your vote for granted.
- Whoever votes gets represented.
Democracy needs everyone to participate – whether you are young, old or somewhere in between, no matter what your background or current circumstances are, your vote means that your voice will be heard.
If only older people voted, then only issues affecting older people would be prioritised in government. If you don’t vote, then you may miss out on being able to make changes where things directly affect you.
Vote and have your say — It is your future after all!
One in every four people in Ireland chooses not to vote!
Egyptian Women display their inked fingers after voting at a Cairo polling station in 2011. This was the first election after Muhammad Hosni Murabak was forced to step down from his 30-year role as president following pro-democracy protests in Tahir Square. The last election was held in 2005 when Murabak was the only candidate.
Image: Bela Szandelszky/Associated Press