Voting Is An Ineffective Method Essay

1474 Words Nov 2nd, 2016 6 Pages
One push of a button is all that it takes to cast a vote. The act of voting is such a menial task, yet we (the Millennial generation) continue to neglect the election polls. The question remains, why do Millennials refuse to vote? Perhaps the answer lies in the notion that voting is an ineffective method to solve political issues. An overwhelming majority of us would argue that there are alternative forms of political action that exist which are more effective than voting. Some of these other supposedly more effective political actions include speaking to a politician directly, organizing protests, and creating petitions to submit to an official. As a result of this mindset, we have greatly undermined the value of voting which at its core, is the democratic foundation of our Constitutional Republic state. Although it is a widely held belief among the Millennial generation that voting does not directly lead to political action, voting now as young adults is the most effective way to fully ensure that our needs will be met in the future.
First and foremost, we have to understand that is imperative for us to vote simply because we have such a distinct advantage in the numbers game. Abby Johnston, a writer for Vox Magazine described this opportunity perfectly by stating that, “for a group that represents nearly one-third of the population, the potential of the millennial vote holds immense, untapped power in shaping the country” (Johnston). They key point here is potential.…

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