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Five Great Reasons To Vote

Election Day is coming up in this Monday here in Canada.  We live in THE best country in the world (no disrespect intended to other countries), and we need to step up and take ownership of it!

We headed to the polls early this time.  We knew how we wanted to vote, and knew that wasn’t going to change, so we got it done early.  As always, we took our kids, and I took them behind the partition with me.  I was very tempted to film the entire process, but I’m not sure how that would go over with the election officials!

Voting is a wonderful opportunity to teach our kids about their civic responsibility.  There are so many places they could have been born in where the right to vote would have been unheard of.  Living in a democracy is a great privilege, and we want them to make use of it!

20151009_185547In case you’re not convinced of the need to vote next week, here are my 5 Top Reasons to Vote:

Voting is a responsibility.

As citizens of this great country, we have a duty to cast our vote!

Voting is hard-won right.

For women and pretty much anyone else that isn’t a white male, gaining the right to vote was a battle that many fought and suffered personal offenses and injury for.  Don’t let that go to waste!f5908acb4ebe0ea8b0b7780aa884b580

Voting is your ticket to complaining.

You can’t complain about something, including your government, if you haven’t done something to change it first.

Voting is a privilege.

Can you imagine living in a country where you have no say in who the government is?  We really are blessed to be able to be part of the process of electing the governing party.20151009_185614

Voting is your way of having a say in where your tax money goes. 

You pay thousands of dollars in taxes each year.  You need to help determine where that money goes.

So get out there and vote on October 19th!

And take your kids with you too, so they can see how it’s done 😉

Do you normally take your children with you to vote?  What do they think of it?

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Megan is a WAHM to 3 (and then some) kids, who spends the majority of her time working as an Administrative Assistant, blogging and washing dishes. She loves to write about her adventures in parenting, running a home daycare, adoption and whatever else strikes her fancy!

17 Comments

  1. Sara-Jayne

    I love that you said that voting is your ticket to complaining – here in the UK so many people don’t vote and THEN complain – I mean, whose fault is it that they have a reason to complain?!

  2. carol

    Thanks for the reminder. It amazes me that so many people DON”T vote and then complain!
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  3. Alli Smith

    I always vote in our Presidential elections and our local elections. And I always tell people that if they didn’t vote, they have no right to complain. This is one right that all women should take advantage of.
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  4. Shelly

    Great post on the importance of voting. My parents used to voice their opinions among themselves and often commented with “Shut Your Traps” when they heard the whiners live on air.
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  5. Alex

    Love, love love your points! I hate how people don’t vote & then complain about the results.

  6. Jenn @ EngineerMommy

    I agree that it’s important to vote and be a role model for our kids regarding civil responsibility. I plan on voting and talking about the whole process with my kids!
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  7. Jennifer

    I have a lot of Canadian friends who keep posting about voting and that you can vote early too! I hope everyone gets on board and lets their voice be heard. Voting is so important no matter where you live.
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  8. tiaras and tantrums

    great tips – and I agree – if you don’t vote – don’t complain!!

  9. Danielle K

    Voting is so incredibly important. Totally agree about you can complain if you vote – if you don’t vote you’re not helping to make any change.

  10. Mary Edwards

    To me, voting is such a fundamental part about being an American. It astonishes me every year to see the amount of people who don’t go out and vote, yet complain when someone they don’t like gets elected. More people need to focused on the future of our country and get out there and vote to make a difference.
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  11. Adriana

    I couldn’t agree more with this post! It drives me crazy when people who CAN vote, don’t! I’m 21 and I’ve been voting since I turned 18 – mostly because my dad has always been into politics but it’s so very important!
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  12. rika

    Love this article , especially this part “You pay thousands of dollars in taxes each year. You need to help determine where that money goes”

    We have the right to vote, express your opinion and use the opportunities to make a different
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  13. Rosey

    I always go vote. I think it’s important and we’re lucky to have the right.

  14. Patricia Woolverton

    I always felt it was our duty as Americans to vote. I will always vote in elections.

  15. Stephanie of The TipToe Fairy

    My husband and I always try to do early voting, so we avoid the lines and get it done. I like bringing my kids along so they can see how important it is to vote.
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  16. Shannon Gurnee

    I think that sometimes we as women forget about how much the women before us went through just to get us the right to vote. This is a great post! Thanks for sharing.
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  17. Stephanie

    My mom has always said that if you don’t vote you don’t have a right to complain. I’m actually surprised by the things I’m seeing about Canada’s politics. I’m used to down and dirty here in America, but this year you guys are really throwing hardballs over there!

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