To vote or not to vote

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To Vote Or Not To Vote?
To vote is recognize as a human right. This right is not fully enforced by millions of individuals around the world. Puerto Rico is not an exception. We have a large groupof people that doesn’t vote. Consistently these groups are young people, homeless, disabled persons and many others who lack access to the vote for a variety of reasons including an unfair electionprocess. One of the most critical ways that individuals can influence governmental decision-making is through voting. Voting is a formal expression of preference for a candidate or for a proposedresolution of an issue. Voting generally takes place in the context of a large-scale national or regional election; however, local and small-scale community elections can be just as critical to individualparticipation in government.
Since the right to vote, per se, is not a constitutionally protected right, we assume that . . . references to that right are simply shorthand references to the protectedright, implicit in our constitutional system, to participate in state elections on an equal basis with other qualified voters whenever the State has adopted an elective process for determining who willrepresent any segment of the State's population.
Voting is the only way we can make a change in our country. In elections we decide who will be making decisions for us, and we can also choose achange in some important issue in a special event. This right should never be taken for granted.
More education to voters can be critical to gain the confidence of those people voting and doesn’t knowhow to do it and those who have never done it before. Other way can be making the process transparent from the beginning to end, so people trust in it more. All the wrong use of campaign money and allthe bad publicity surrounding an election has made people doubt of the importance of voting.
With your Vote, is the only way you can help your country be a better place. Make it count! Be active in...
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