What Is Voting?
• A vote is a formal expression of an
individual's choice in voting, for or
against some motion , for or against
some ballot question, for a certain
candidate, a selection of candidates, or
a political party.
• In a democracy, a government is chosen
by voting in an election: a way for an
electorate to elect, i.e. choose, among
several candidates for rule.
• Registering and helping people vote is
one way to further empower the people
• The nonprofit sector depends on good
government and fair and open elections.
Nonprofits are more likely to thrive in an
environment where government is held
in high esteem and people are more likely
to participate in the process.
• A vote gives you a voice in government
• Voting is our Check and Balance.
• Voting has a direct impact on how the
government makes appointments, laws,
budgets, public policies, and regulations
for that matter.
• Communities that know the importance
of voting reap many benefits from the
government such as less crime, and better
health care just to mention but a few.
Furthermore, voting can help improve
your societal well-being.
• Registered voters are more active and
engaged citizens. Strong democracy
depends on engaged and active citizens.
• Voting is not only a right; it is a
responsibility. Voting is a spiritual action
because by exercising the option to
express your opinion on who should
assume powers of governance, you are,
in good faith, vesting that someone with
the power to transform your life and
that of others. In that sense, your
decision to vote and the actual act of
voting are spiritually motivated because
what you intend to achieve by voting is
to help infuse higher values in matters
of governance. Those matters touch
everyone's lives in different ways —
social, economic or environmental. We