Lots of people are asking “Why should I vote?” and there are a number of reasons why voting is important. The truth of the matter is simple…….. when you don’t vote, you let others speak for you. We are fortunate to have fair and democratic methods in place for the selecting of political representation. To not take part in the process, or to feel like our opinion doesn’t matter, would be to waste the incredible power that we posess. The power of a single vote is staggering. It is our right to stand up and be counted, and the way to do so is by casting our ballot. To vote is to: – Speak your mind To make politicians listen For your children For your community For yourself To honor history To control your future To stop something To start something To win So please make your vote count and cast your ballot in the upcoming local elections on the 22nd May, but first know your candidate, study the issues and vote wisely.