How important is voting to you?


katieg
on Oct 19, 2015 @ 12:34 am

To me voting is a must, you see I believe it is the least I can do for all the soldiers that have lost their lives so that we live in a free country. We have the right to vote in a democratic society and even if we are not happy with the party or leaders of our fantastic country we have the right also to say so and vote some one new in in the future. We have the right to speak out about things that we are not happy about but we also have to be grateful for all we have. (universal health care)

I have two two children in their early twenties and I have installed in them the importance of voting as well.

 No matter how busy life gets we always make our votes count! How about you?

 

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Anonymous
voting on Oct 19, 2015 @ 01:07 am

Not important to me at all I have several reasons why and too numerous to mention. One thing is, I just don't like the way this country is today.
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prettyrainbow
vote on Oct 19, 2015 @ 01:24 am

I think it's extremely important to vote because we, the people, are the real government. If we don't vote, it would be like giving away our right to free speech and it could very well affect the future of our country. I agree, we should also vote to honour those who came before us and fought for our rights and freedoms. Through our generation, we need to continue to carry on their legacy and hard work and make sure our country continues to be a land we are pround to live in.
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Anonymous
voting on Oct 19, 2015 @ 04:05 am

Yes pretty rainbow it is important to vote for most people but not for some, and no we are not the real government.Yes people did fight for our rights. What did Canada do?? They changed the flag that the men fought under.Also, yes I'm proud of the country. I don't think voting will change the messes that the government is in; would take forever to explain. The Canadian dollar is worth .75 in most countries; probably nothing to do with voting though
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sandrusia
<3 on Oct 19, 2015 @ 08:39 am

vote, so many people in the world do not have the right to vote!!

We do! :D
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crystaljam
Do It! on Oct 19, 2015 @ 10:41 am

I'm with Sandrusia - many people can't vote, or if they can't vote it's because they are women.

We have a right to vote, and help decide who doesn't make the decisions for our country.

If you don't vote, you have NO right to complain about how the country is run.

So far I'm happy that the advance poll numbers increased significantly.

I'm looking forward to voting once I get home (and have dinner - voting while hungry = grumpy while standing in line).

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jcb75
Vote vote vote!! on Oct 19, 2015 @ 12:28 pm

I think voting is EXTREMELY important. It is our duty as citizens to make our voices heard. Like crystaljam said above, if you choose not to vote, you don't get to complain about how the country is run.
If you are unhappy with how the country is being run, it's more important than ever to vote. If you don't like any of the party leaders, REJECT your vote! Don't spoil it, that is a wasted vote...but a rejected vote sends a message. It is counted and tallied.
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Kylee
I just for back from voting! on Oct 19, 2015 @ 12:54 pm

I encourage everyone to get out there and vote, we as people have a right to vote and we have a chance to make a difference in this country simply by voting. I'm happy I voted today :) I feel great about my decision, I hope all you ladies have a nice day! And honestly it didn't take me long to vote either like a few minutes :)))
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prettyrainbow
government on Oct 20, 2015 @ 02:20 am

Although he was an American president, Abraham Lincoln once said, "Government of the people, by the people, for the people...", which if applied to any democratic society, we too, as voters, make up the government, in the sense that we influence the decisions leaders make. This is why the government should work for us and serve us because without us, they are nothing. If we are unhappy with the results, we have the power, through voting, to change the outcome of our country's future. I guess this is what I was trying to get at when I said that we are the government.

A recent example of how the people made their voices heard, was in Montreal this past month, where the city's mayor wanted to dump billions of litres of raw sewage into the river and the people took to City Hall with petitions and got the Federal government involved in suspending the project. Our power to influence doesn't just end on voting day.

Do all elected leaders listen to their people? We all know the answer is no, but we need to hope that our voices will be heard by the right one, which is why we should vote for whom we feel deserves that position. For myself, personally, this is also part of the reason I love being Canadian. To be able to vote in a free country and have the possibility to bring about positive change is something I wouldn't want to lose.

I understand that not everyone sees the importance in voting, and I personally know a few people who have told me they feel it's just a waste of their time. However, I don't see why someone would give up that very important right. If they don't vote, I believe they also gave up the right to complain when they are displeased with the state of their country.

Sorry if I got a little deep... I just finished watching the election coverage and got inspired...LOL!

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crystaljam
Hmmmm... on Oct 20, 2015 @ 07:48 am

I saw the results and noticed that only 65% of the people in my riding voted - that's quite sad :( They had advance polls, free rides with Uber, and long poll hours.

At one point, two of our candidates were within 1 vote of each other! 1 VOTE. Everyone's vote really does help shape the country.

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chrissyann123
HOW IMPORTANT IS VOTING TO YOU? on Oct 20, 2015 @ 03:24 pm

My stepson Bill and I went to vote yesterday. I feel it is so important to vote. I am a Canadian Citizen it is my duty and responsibility to vote.
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