Make Your VOTE Count

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The defines Voting as, “To express one's preference for a candidate or for a proposed resolution of an issue; cast a vote.” The Voting Rights Act was signed by President Lyndon Johnson on August 6, 1965. This was closely followed by the 15th Amendment of the American constitution, which applied a nationwide prohibition against the denial or abridgment of the right to vote on the literacy tests on a nationwide basis. The voting rights of 1965 ruled out many discriminatory acts that used to restrain the voting rights of African American. The conditions for the minority group of citizens have changed than what they were fifty years ago. The right to vote symbolizes the power of American democracy, however to get people out to vote is not an easy task. Further, we will discuss about why we should vote, and what the importance of voting are. Our vote is our voice and to have our voice heard in the politics is our right. When a person goes out and votes, he/she is telling the elected officials that how they feel about the education, public safety, health care, and other important issues in the society. He/she is letting them know that by putting them into the office, they are expecting officials to understand their problems and get them resolved soon. Voting is something that the youths least care about. However, they are unaware that by doing this they are giving their future into someone’s hands who least care about it. Later when something goes wrong and

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