Today is the day; voting day. You’ve heard the campaigns and you know their backstories. For those of you that are voting today for the first time, CONGRATS. It’s incredibly exciting to know that you can make your mark on the world you live in. Many may scoff at this, ‘What can one vote do anyways?’ This is true, one vote won’t make a huge dent in the voting results BUT add that one to another one and another one and another one AND you get the point. So you have the right to vote but what is your responsibility. There is after all a responsibility that follows every right that you are entitled to. Your responsibility is to listen to your heart and head in collaboration. Make your vote count. It’s as simple as that.
If you have anymore questions visit http://www.elections.org.za/content/Elections/2016-Municipal-Elections/Home/.
There are two rules you should keep in mind if you are voting:
- You will not be able to take selfies with your ballot paper; and
- You will not be able to catch Pokemons in the voting venues.
It may seem cliche but remember, if you do not vote, you don’t have the right to complain.
By: Kriszti Bottyan