Pick your reason. Vote now because who wins matters to you. Do it because it’s your American right, privilege and responsibility. Early voting is out there to make it easy; this year, it’s more consequential than ever.
by David Stone
Vote Now: Early Voting Today and Tomorrow. Election Day is Tuesday
The right to vote is one of the most important rights we have as Americans. This right allows us to have a say in who represents us and how our government is run. It’s crucial that we use this right, especially in elections where the outcome could make a big difference.
For young voters, who generally have the poorest turnout totals, it’s even more consequential because they will live with the results longer than the rest of us. And keep in mind, not showing up is a vote too – for None of the Above. But why leave your future to fate?
This year’s primary election for Congress in the District that includes Roosevelt Island is a good example of why it’s so important to vote. The race between veterans Carolyn Maloney, Jerry Nadler and 38-year-old progressive, Suraj Patel, is close.
All three of these candidates would be good representatives for the district.
But with voter turnout so low, the outcome of this election could be decided by just a few people. So if you live in this district, it’s important to vote tomorrow, or on election day if you haven’t already cast your ballot.
Voting isn’t just important in primaries or national elections. Local elections are also crucial because the decisions made by local officials can have a big impact on our lives. For example, the person representing your neighborhood on the city council can influence things like zoning laws, public transportation, and how much money your school district gets from the city.
So no matter where you live or what type of election is happening, please make sure to vote! It’s one of the most important things you can do to have a say in your community and country.