Get out the Vote

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Lorraine Weissman

Weissman taking advantage of his right to vote!

Zach Weissman, Staff Writer

TELLURIDE — The right to vote may be one of the most underutilized privileges given to American citizens. This right allows us to have a say in our government, and the principal of voting is the foundation which America was built on.

As a citizen, I believe it is my obligation to the nation and, quite frankly, the world, to vote.  It’s a gift to be able to to participate in the electoral process.  It is our responsibility as a community to ensure the best fit candidate is elected.

On Monday, March 2, I cast my first ballot as an 17-year-old THS senior and it felt empowering.  Citizens who are 17 but will be 18 by the time of the general election are allowed to participate in the primary elections.

By voting you are participating in our nation’s democratic process, and engaging in a tradition which dates back to Ancient Greece.

We as Americans deserve the right to have a say as to who represents our country, and to let this opportunity go by the wayside would be truly tragic.

Voting makes you feel empowered. When I opened my ballot, I got extremely excited about the possibility that that piece of paper presents.

We have the opportunity to write our history, so why wouldn’t we?