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5 Reasons Why Millennials Must Vote

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As one virtual cog in a perpetual wheel, you might feel as though your voice isn’t likely to be heard as an individual. What's one less or one more vote in the bigger scheme of things? However, if everyone approached elections that way, no one would vote, and our democracy as a whole would be threatened. The truth is your vote does matter, and here are five reasons why.

1. Protect Our Democracy

Democratic governments are more likely to promote economic growth, respect human rights, and secure peace. As a nation, we value democracy so much that we actively encourage it among other nations to cultivate security, peace, and prosperity for all countries.

Democracy empowers a nation's citizens with rights and freedoms to have a say in matters of government through voting. Democracy also prevents tyrants, dictators, and kings from dominating and impoverishing people. While democracy emboldens eligible citizens with a voice in our nation's future, if you don't vote, you miss out on your chance to be heard.

2. Support Your Cause

The governmental leaders of this country can have a huge and lasting impact on issues that directly affect each and every one of us. Think about the values that you care about, and research your candidates. Support the causes you believe in by voting for the candidate that won't harm the people or causes you care most about.

Avoid the temptation of asking other people who they'll vote for so you're not swayed by other people's views. Instead, stay true to your ideas and beliefs and own your vote.

3. Fulfill Your Obligation

All citizens are obligated to vote, meaning that voting should not be treated as a simple choice. Voting isn't a preference like choosing what to have for dinner or where to go on vacation. It is a unique opportunity afforded to the people.

The majority of young people haven't voted. The problem may be that we lack charismatic role models like those afforded to previous generations. Martin Luther King, Jr. and President John F. Kennedy were respected, outspoken advocates of democracy and civil rights who belonged to an older generation.

They inspired a nation to change and to stand up for their ideas and perhaps to go out and vote. Without the presence of such positive activists, we may neglect the fact that the right to vote is a special privilege and responsibility that we share equally as citizens.

4. Sway an Election

Millennials make up more than 69 million eligible voters, yet only 38% voted back in 2012. Young people have diverse issues that need to be represented by the government. Rising tuition costs and student loan debt are among a few issues that may not be as large an issue for baby boomers and older generations.

If every eligible person who felt like their vote didn't matter went out and voted, they could make a difference and potentially sway an election towards a particular candidate.

5. Impact Your Future

If you didn't vote in the last election, chances are you may wish that you did for diverse reasons. Leaving elections to chance in hopes that others will pick the right candidate isn't guaranteed to have a positive impact on your future.

The future of Social Security benefits, the impact of global warming, and the relationship we have with foreign countries are among the issues that will continue to impact our country in the future. Voting on these issues is paramount in order to send the message to government leaders that millennials care about certain issues and will be casting their votes.  

At Motor Vehicle Tag Agency, we recognize the importance of registering to vote. We specialize in a variety of licenses and registrations and are happy to assist you with fast and efficient service. Contact us today.