Voting matters because the condition of our cities, counties, states, and nation is greatly affected by the character and quality of those in leadership. Proverbs 29:2 says, “When good people run things, everyone is glad, but when the ruler is bad, everyone groans” (The Message Bible). Every election matters because we are choosing who will lead us.
In the United States, we are privileged to be able to select those we wish to have represent us by voting. Every vote matters because elections on every level are often won by surprisingly small margins, making each person’s vote weighty and important. Additionally, we lead our public officials by “speaking up” with our vote, communicating to our national, state, and local leaders what we do and do not support, and how we would like them to govern and lead.
To be eligible to vote, one must be a U.S. citizen and must be registered to vote in the community in which you live.