Why It Is Important To Vote In Elections

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Why It Is Important To Vote In Elections

  1. 1. Why it is important to vote in elections. Take notes!!
  2. 2. A democracy is… <ul><li>A place where everyone has rights and freedoms. </li></ul><ul><li>Freedom of speech, religion, the right to hold public office and the right to vote. </li></ul><ul><li>Also a place where government is by the people and for the people. </li></ul>
  3. 3. The United Kingdom is a… <ul><li>Representative democracy. This means that everyone over the age of 18 can vote in elections, and the people they elect then represent their interests and make decisions. </li></ul>
  4. 4. It’s important for everyone to vote because… <ul><li>The representatives decide what taxes you will pay. </li></ul><ul><li>They form the government / council which decide all sorts of major issues. Such as education, laws, the police. </li></ul><ul><li>If people stopped voting, there would probably be a dictatorship where many freedoms would be taken away. </li></ul>
  5. 5. If we don’t vote… <ul><li>Ordinary people are involved in political parties and in national / local government, they can be taken over by people who may represent a minority interest. </li></ul><ul><li>People’s rights and freedoms are preserved by the elected representatives. </li></ul><ul><li>So it is important as many people as possible vote. </li></ul>

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