Why Should Ev­ery Cit­i­zen Vote?

Business Bhutan - - Editorial - EVERETT VASQUEZ The writer is an au­thor and ad­min­is­tra­tor of Polling Place Photo Project.

Vot­ing is a fun­da­men­tal right of any cit­i­zen that en­ables them to choose the lead­ers of to­mor­row. In many coun­tries, the min­i­mum age for vot­ing is 18 years. Vot­ing not only en­ables the cit­i­zens to vote for po­lit­i­cal par­ties, but it also helps them to re­al­ize the im­por­tance of ci­ti­zen­ship. Many peo­ple do not vote think­ing one vote will not make a change, but as a mat­ter of fact, it does. A na­tion’s po­lit­i­cal foun­da­tions are built us­ing elections.

Vot­ing is a ba­sic process that keeps a na­tion’s gov­ern­men­tal sys­tem works. It en­ables the cit­i­zens to choose their own gov­ern­ment. It also al­lows the peo­ple to choose their rep­re­sen­ta­tives in the gov­ern­ment. The pur­pose of ev­ery gov­ern­ment is to de­velop and im­ple­ment var­i­ous poli­cies for the ben­e­fit of its cit­i­zens.

It also en­ables the per­son with the right to question the gov­ern­ment about is­sues and clar­i­fi­ca­tions. Vot­ing is the way to ex­press the opin­ion of a cit­i­zen in a demo­cratic na­tion. Vot­ing is cru­cial to ac­ti­vat­ing the demo­cratic process.

On the day of the elec­tion, vot­ers won’t just have the ca­pac­ity to choose their rep­re­sen­ta­tives in gov­ern­ment for the fol­low­ing term, and they can also de­cide on mea­sures like se­cu­rity is­sues that con­cede the gov­ern­ment author­ity to bor­row funds for de­vel­op­ment projects and dif­fer­ent ad­vance­ments. Also, in some cases, vot­ers cast their vot­ing sheets on so­cial is­sues.

Right to vote en­er­gizes so­cial aware­ness since it em­pow­ers po­lit­i­cal co­op­er­a­tion. The cit­i­zens can fol­low the progress of the po­lit­i­cal rep­re­sen­ta­tives and the leg­is­la­ture. This con­sis­tent process en­ables the gen­eral pop­u­la­tion to set­tle on ed­u­cated choices about whom to vote in fa­vor of in the fol­low­ing term. Also, the leg­is­la­ture can’t gen­er­ally act ar­bi­trar­ily when the en­tire na­tion is ob­serv­ing.

Ev­ery adult is given the right to vote, ir­re­spec­tive of sex, class, oc­cu­pa­tion and so forth. This is rep­re­sen­ta­tive of uni­for­mity and con­gruity. It is a fun­da­men­tal right in which all cit­i­zens get an op­por­tu­nity to choose who rep­re­sents them.

Ev­ery party that is com­pet­ing in any elections an­nounces and es­tab­lishes var­i­ous ben­e­fits and so­cial re­forms for their peo­ple. Some of these po­lit­i­cal par­ties might be de­ceiv­ing with their ini­tial re­forms, but can have the in­ten­tion of cor­rup­tion. It’s the re­spon­si­bil­ity and skills of cit­i­zen that de­cides which gov­ern­ment is elected.

It is the right, ben­e­fit and obli­ga­tion to vote as a cit­i­zen of your na­tion and an in­di­vid­ual from your so­ci­ety. In­di­vid­u­als may fig­ure their vote does not make a dif­fer­ence, but rather votes can shape re­mote mon­e­tary and so­cial ar­range­ments.

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