Your vote is worth much more than you might realize

Tuesday, Nov. 4, 2014 — More than 400 years ago, the first English colonists stepped ashore, stretched their legs and got down to the business of organizing their new lives in North America.

The first order of business in Jamestown in 1607? Elect a community president.

In those days, with just a handful of people living in a community, an individual’s ballot carried a lot of weight.

But as our country has grown in size to more than 300 million people, voter apathy has grown along with it. The apathy has been fueled by the feeling that there are now so many of us that a single vote doesn’t really matter.

For the full Editorial and Opinions, read the Tuesday, Nov. 4, 2014 edition of the Lassen County Times.


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