Consent of the Governed / Right to Vote

Voting and Elections

I mark and X in the place beside the name of the candidate I choose.
I fold my ballot so my vote remains secret.
I cast my ballot.

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Voting has been described as "the single most important act of political participation in a modern democracy." Although everyone in a democracy has the right to vote, many people choose not to vote.


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