GET OUT AND VOTE!

Updated: May 1, 2019



I usually don’t early vote (I like to open presents on Christmas and I like to vote on election day) but this time I DID because I have to work on Election Day (Saturday, May 4). Did you early vote for the CFISD 2019 Bond?


If you live in the CFISD area, and did not early vote, you have one more chance to express your opinion: Saturday, May 4, 2019 7 a.m. - 7 p.m. Single proposition votes usually have light voter turnout. It took me an eighth of the time to vote then it does to go through the drive thru at Chick fil-A.


WHY IS IT IMPORTANT TO VOTE?

As a female it is important to me because women only gained this privilege 99 years ago. On August 18, 1920, the 19th Amendment to the US Constitution was passed guaranteeing all American women had the right to vote. American black males were not granted the right to vote until the 15th Amendment to the US Constitution was approved in 1870…only 149 years ago.


Voting is perhaps the most important thing a citizen can do to support their democratic form of government. A democracy is a system in which the people have a voice in the decisions of their community or nation. Voting has long been the method used to determine the will of citizens. Without a vote, a citizen is essentially voiceless. It is a fundamental right in which all citizens get an opportunity to choose who represents them. I’ve heard people say “my vote does not make a difference so why bother”. For the CFISD 2014 bond, 200,000 residents were eligible to vote and only 13,155 (6.5%) expressed their opinion on Election Day.

Whether you are for or against the CFISD 2019 Bond, don’t let someone else determine what happens in your community. Go Vote…and if you are not registered…do it today so you are ready for the next time you are given this privilege.

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