The Importance Of Voting In The Citizens Of The United States

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Voting is an essential right given to individuals who are considered citizens of this great country. As a citizen of the United States of America you are entitled to countless rights that can be exercised because it is granted by the Constitution. Our Founding Fathers created the Constitution, which is essentially a manual that our society uses to make sure our government is effective. However, since our country has grown and expanded throughout the century so has the constitution. The fourteenth amendment is known as a civil rights amendment, and was passed by Congress on June 13, 1866, then ratified on July 28, 1868. The Fourteenth Amendment states as follows: “All persons born or naturalized in the United States, and subject to …show more content…
The Declaration of Independence states that, “all men are created equal.” We are given the ultimate right to elect and vote for political leaders who we want to see in government. Therefore, every citizen 's vote should be considered equal and viewed the same. But unfortunately that is not the case with our society. As it continues to expand in size the laws of our great country is not being exercised correctly. If votes are not counted as equal, then citizens who voted for a specific leader will not be able to see their political leader in office. Thus, causing inequality in the voting system of our …show more content…
In that district as of the 2011 census about 533,010 citizens are of the voting age. Although, in another senate district, there are 372,000 citizens who are of the voting age. The first district has 533,010 who are of the voting age, they will have a harder time electing a candidate of their choice. This issue also results in places where electors are relatively low. In this case, the number of voters required to elect a senate member is fewer than the number of voters required in districts where the number of electors is relatively high. However, the second district, which has a total of 372,000 individuals of the voting age will have an easier time voting and electing a candidate of their choice. As a result, those who live in areas where the number of electors is high, like in this district, they have less weight than the votes of those where the number of electors is

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