Why Should I Vote During Elections When I Can Just Sit At Home?


Why Should I Vote During Elections When I Can Just Sit At Home?

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All actions have consequences.

The most powerful action in a democracy is voting. Think about it. Every policy, program, or project undertaken within a democratic society originates from public officials within positions of power. 

These people determine the quality of your life and your community. Their power comes from you and me voting them into public office. This group of people is essentially working for you as a citizen, and your way of showing satisfaction or dissatisfaction with their actions is through voting.

Hence, your choice to vote or not to vote is the most critical action with the most critical consequence you can take to effect change in a democratic setting.

But remember, your action to vote or stay at home have consequences.

The ignorance of one voter in a democracy impairs the security of all.

The ignorance of one voter in a democracy impairs the security of all.

Why You Should Vote During Elections

  2. 1. Voting is Your Right: the ability to vote as long as you’re over 18 is your fundamental right as a citizen. You have the full responsibility to vote for the right people with the right intentions to do the right things that will benefit you and your community.
  4. 2. You Cannot Complain: if you are up to the eligible age and don’t vote, you have no right to complain about your government’s actions. You’re complicit in all their actions and should not be angry at any negative thing they do that affects you and your community.
  6. 3. If You Don’t Vote, Someone Else Will: voting during elections only takes a few minutes, but the consequences of who enters political office can affect your life for years beyond their term in office. If you don’t vote, someone else will decide who enters that office, and you have no right to complain about it.
  8. 4. Voting affects Your Standard of Living: the quality of your hospitals, education, and schools, the security of your neighborhood, the quality of infrastructures, the use of police and military, the quality of your civil service, and the amount of taxes you pay all depend on who you vote into office.
  10. 5. Passport, Reputation, and Economy: the quality of the public officials you vote into power affects the power your passport carries and the reputation of your country, and has a direct impact on Foreign Direct Investment into your country and also on the strength of your currency.

The Consequences of Not Voting During Elections


The consequences of not voting during elections are dangerous.

When you do not vote, you essentially raise your hands in surrender to the choices of others. You give up control of your citizenship and accept whatever the politicians voted into power by others do to you, those you love, and your community.

Your job, life, healthcare (doctors, nurses, and hospitals), economy (currency power, stock exchange, and foreign direct investment), education (lecturers and schools), security (use of your police and military), transport infrastructures (road, rail, and waterways) and all other areas of your life within your society are dependent on the politicians voted into power.

If you do not vote, the consequences are so dangerous they can decide the direction of your life forever.



Your life is directly affected by the people in political office. Whether you like it or not, voting during elections is your best chance to ensure these people represent your interests. Staying at home and abstaining from elections is not an option for any responsible citizen of a democracy.


Remember: Elections have consequences far beyond the terms of the political office holder, and if you do not vote, you cannot complain.