September 20, 2022 is National Register to Vote Day, so we thought we’d take a look at voting in the United States.
According to Merriam-Webster, a vote is a noun meaning a usually formal expression of opinion or will in response to a proposed decision.
A brief history of voting in America
Voting in America, and if we’re being honest, as a whole, is a privilege and sacred right that you should never take for granted. Your vote is your voice and it only takes 1 vote to tip the scales in either direction.
So why not let it be yours?
Since the birth of our country in 1776, the act of voting has taken place. A few milestones in our nation’s voter history include:
— In 1869, the 15th Amendment gave African American men the right to vote.
— In 1920, the 19th Amendment gave women the right to vote.
— In 1971, the 26th Amendment granted 18-year-old Americans the right to vote.
What does this all mean?
As a citizen of this great country, you have a right—a duty if you will—to get out and vote. With your vote, you can voice your opinion and have it heard. However, you cannot exercise this wonderful right if you aren’t validly registered!
So if you’re not happy with something happening in our country, get up, get out, and go vote!
Vote for your public officials, offices, and representatives. Vote for the cause that you’re passionate about. More importantly, vote to make a difference and help make the change you’re hoping for. It’s that simple.
What should I do next?
If you’re not sure if you’re registered to vote or you need to register to vote, visit www.vote.gov and select your state to find out how to register today!