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To be an American means that certain rights are guaranteed by the government but these rights comes with certain duties The first duty as an American citizen is not to serve in the armed forces it is not to pay taxes The first duty as an American is to get out there and rock the vote Although the ability to vote is what separates America from other countries many people choose not to fulfill their duties and give up their right to vote Even though voting is a great right and should never be forsaken in todays world it may not be necessary or beneficial to vote People choose not to vote because of apathy the political system and the pure statistics of voting Voting in America today is just not important In America today many citizens feel that they cannot make a difference in our political system Especially in larger elections where prominent officials are elected individual citizens think that their one vote cannot change anything Chances are better that one individual vote will have a greater affect on smaller elections rather than larger ones However people are more likely uninformed about local issue Smaller elections do not receive the level of media that other larger elections get It is ironic that people choose not to vote in elections that they have the most influence in As time goes on more and more people become impassive towards voting and decide not to vote Americas perception that their vote does not matter may be an accurate one The way that the American political system is designed the winning side will take the office and the losing side is out of luck In America we practice a political system called a single member district Unlike other countries our nation is divided up into districts where the winner takes all and the losing side ends up with nothing For Americans this concept all boils
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