Voting: the power is in your hands!

Mina Antwi

Faculty: Health, Social Care & Education
Department: School of Education and Social Care
Course: BA (Hons) Social Policy
Category: Social sciences and social care

6 June 2017

I’m back again with a short blog of what voting means to me and something I hope we can all see the importance of.

I hope we all took the time to register and consider the future, because there is power in our votes, it is in our hands. As citizens of the United Kingdom, we all have the privilege to vote, as part of our fundamental rights.

To me, this is an important right we as individuals have. Voting can either influence or change how policies, laws and legislation are implemented to our satisfaction. So, there is power in voting.

I will be the first to say I did not always understand the concept or logical approach to voting, because I did not see how my vote would make any difference. Therefore, I took the time to understand and read about the importance of voting, and how it influences social policies.

To summarise what I read, I have understood that the power of voting influences every social policy: from education and health, to care and citizenship. I want to emphasise the importance of voting; not only does it shape our lives as individuals but also, it shapes how social policies can influence our standard of living and the future.

For every cause, there is a consequence; for every change, there is an action. Let’s take the first step by voting and seeing the changes we want in our society. Remember, Thursday 8 June is the General Election day – do your research and be heard.

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