Speak up and vote in 2020

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Registering to vote is the requirement for full citizenship rights in the United States.  Any citizen 18 years or older and registered in a voting precinct based on an address can vote on election day to choose representatives in Government from the legislative, executive and sometimes even the judicial branch.  You must be on an electoral roll before you will be entitled or permitted to vote.Registered persons may need to re-register or update their registration if they change residence or other relevant information.  Virginia will hold its Presidential primary election on March 3rd 2020.  Election day will be the first Tuesday in November and it is now a state holiday to allow more people to make the time to vote.

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Everyone’s vote matters because you are choosing a person to make a collective decision or express an opinion usually following discussions, debates for election campaigns. A vote from every person matters and can be a difference.  In one recent example a tie occurred where just one vote would have made a difference. Instead they had to choose the name out of a bow I think that every person should have the right to vote and to choose a candidate because they live here. Even if you have the green card you can not register to vote.  If you do you are saying under oath that you are a full citizen when you are not. In some cases doing this can put you at risk to get deported

So what if you want to vote but can’t? The 1st amendment can also be seen as a human right for citizens and legal residents.  It is a tool of power for all citizens no matter your age or status.

The First Amendment protects several basic freedoms in the United States including freedom of religion, freedom of speech, freedom of the press, the right to assemble, and the right to petition the government. Some people wish to vote but they can’t because they are not U.S citizens but they still can make their voice heard through assembly, petition, and publication of their ideas.

Qualifications to Vote:

  1. US citizen
  2. 18 years old by November 3
  3. Official registration

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