This last election cycle has been a doozy, with the repercussions still being felt and sure to be felt for years to come. It was discouraging because the two main party candidates lacked many qualities I believe to be required let alone exceeding into desirable. My right to vote created a pressure on me that was breaking my heart. How was I going to be able to vote for either of these people and still sleep at night?
So why do I believe so strongly that each of our vote matters?
For over two-hundred years now, military servicemen and women have been sacrificing their lives for our right to step into a polling booth and express our opinion on how the government should best move and adjust to the times based on who we place into offices. All the way down from the city and county officials, to the state leadership and then beyond to the center of our Republic in Washington D.C.
There are many walks of life, the great cross-section that makes up the magic of statistics. And that is why your vote matters. Your perspective, your experiences, your hopes and dreams for not just yourself but for your fellow men gather momentum when these ballots align with others and help to tell the story through data. Data that is collected by how you cast your vote.
You matter, your vote matters.