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4B.7 Civic Literacy

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FC: VOTING | 2012

3: Why it is important It is important to vote because the people who are elected make important decisions about how our society will expand. Those decisions are often life or death. The age you can start drinking, get your license and the amount of money teachers make are often made by the people who are elected. To make those decisions, mostly the elected person listens to those who have voted and not to those who haven't. Voting doesn't guarantee that you will get who you want or what you want but not voting denies you the right to having a say in a democracy.


6: How to vote: First you have to register to vote. Once you turn 18, you must register to vote. Most wait until they get their license to vote. Some states have mail-in registration and mobile registration. You can also register online at , , or . Once you’ve registered to vote you can vote anywhere that has voting near you. When you get to the place to vote you will go into the voting booth, choose your person, and place your vote on the ballot and drop it in.

11: Don't think: Look! -Ludwig Wittgenstein | How do you know who to vote for? First you have to determine your own personal preferences as to the public problems that you have the most issues with and the ones that you think are most important and the solutions that you think are best for those situations. Then you have to ask yourself questions like What is best? Should we be more focused on the schools or the streets? What about healthcare? Sorting out the information you get from the candidates speeches and campaigns should answer any questions and any issues that you have. One might focus on what you think is important more than the other and that might be how you know who to choose.

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