In 2016, only 55% of voting-age Americans turned out in November to exercise their most cherished constitutional right. Barely one half. As a consequence of this and the Electoral College, Donald Trump won the election, despite losing the popular vote by almost three million votes. In some states, a mere two votes in each precinct would’ve made all the difference. It’s time to do better.
Currently, one in five Americans aren’t registered to vote. Even if they showed up on election day, they couldn’t cast a ballot. To find out how to register in your state so you can have your voice heard in November, please click the button below.
On December 15th, 1788, America held its first presidential election as a new nation. Four months later, on April 30th 1789, George Washington was sworn in as the first President of the United States. Over the following 200+ years, voting has become America’s most treasured tool to affect change in the country.
But voting is more than just a sacred right, one that belongs to every citizen in our country. It’s also a duty, one that we must exercise diligently year after year. Only by voting can we keep our nation’s leaders accountable, and fend off the very tyranny and corruption our founding fathers so clearly feared.