Tales From Utah Valley: 3 big reasons to vote

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I overheard a group of teenagers talking recently about the fact that they will soon be approaching voting age. I was encouraged to hear excitement in their voices about the prospect of making their voices heard. I hope this excitement continues for them as they become voting citizens. As we approach Election Day on Nov. 5, here are three important reasons to vote.

It’s a privilege

Many of those who came before us didn’t have the opportunity to take part in their communities in this way. It has only been a few decades that women and then racial minorities secured the right to vote. Many of our fellow humans who live elsewhere still do not enjoy this privilege.

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