Importance of Voting
Suffragists Fought To Get the Vote
Your Vote Is Your Voice
Every vote counts! Some elections are decided by a handful of votes. Some local elections are tied and decided by a coin toss. Power goes to the winner even if he or she wins by one vote. Officials know who votes. They pay attention to issues that are important to the people that vote. According to the US Census Bureau in 2012 elections, the voting rate for all eligible persons of voting age was only 56.5% while the voting rate for people who were registered to vote was 91.4%. Voter registration is key to increasing voter turnout. Voter turnout for the 2014 Fall Election was the lowest since World War II with only 36% of voting-eligible population voting.