Turning 18 grants many wonderful privileges; it is the year you legally become an adult in all states except Nebraska, Alabama, and Mississippi. It can mean going off to college, getting a tattoo, serving on a jury, or renting a hotel room. Most importantly, 18 is the legal voting age of all states.
You may be asking yourself, why is it important to vote? Well, there are many reasons why you should. “Voting is necessary if we want a change. If you do not approve of everything the government is doing, voting gives you the chance to take action and get involved,” Hailey Zuroske ‘19.
“It’s a given right, not all countries have that right, whether for age or sex, we need to take advantage of the rights given to us. We are so fortunate for the government we have,” social studies teacher, Mrs. Susan Juza said. Your vote matters. You have a voice, we all do.
As Americans, voting is a special right we get for being citizens. “It bothers me when people say ‘my vote doesn’t matter.’ Yes it does, many times a low number of votes have been the difference between the two candidates,” Juza said.
The reality is you could be 1 of the 1,000 votes that changes the way of history. It is time to stop sitting and waiting for change, if you want change you need to vote.