29 Best Voter Quotes And Sayings

A vote is a powerful and personal choice. It can impact the lives of millions of people. Whether it’s a simple yes or no, a yes vote has the potential to transform a person’s life. Many people think of voting as a right, but it is a privilege Read more

Like every right, voting comes with a responsibility. Voting is a right that must be exercised responsibly to ensure that those who deserve representation will have those rights. Here are some quotes from some of the most influential people in our nation’s history on the importance of voting and what it means to participate in democracy.

In a democracy government is the God.
In a democracy government is the God. Amit Kalantri
The COUNTRY is controlled by LAWS>LAWS are controlled by POLITICIANS>POLITICIANS are controlled by VOTERS>VOTERS are controlled by PUBLIC OPINION>PUBLIC OPINION is controlled by the MEDIA (News, Hollywood, Internet...) & EDUCATIONso. whoever controls MEDIA & EDUCATION, controls the COUNTRY. William J. Federer
If the surprise outcome of the recent UK referendum - on whether to leave or remain in the European Union - teaches us anything, it is that supposedly worthy displays of democracy in action can actually do more harm than good. Witness a nation now more divided; an intergenerational schism in the making; both a governing and opposition party torn to shreds from the inside; infinitely more complex issues raised than satisfactory solutions provided. It begs the question 'Was it really all worth it' ? . Alex Morritt
History shows us that people often make mistakes, they give...
History shows us that people often make mistakes, they give wrong decisions, they vote for the wrong persons! And history also shows us that in the end they pay a heavy price for it! Mehmet Murat Ildan
Every election is determined by the people who show up.
Every election is determined by the people who show up. Larry J. Sabato
The ruling power is always faced with the question, ‘In...
The ruling power is always faced with the question, ‘In such and such circumstances, what would you do?’, whereas the opposition is not obliged to take responsibility or make any real decisions. George Orwell
The real purpose of the opposition is to minimize the...
The real purpose of the opposition is to minimize the amount of money the ruling party will have stolen from the people at the end of its term. Mokokoma Mokhonoana
On Undecided Voterâ€â€¹s: "To put them in perspective, I thinkâ€â€¹ of beingâ€â€¹ on an airplane.â€â€¹ The flight attendant comesâ€â€¹ down the aisleâ€â€¹ with her food cart and, eventually, â€â€¹ parksâ€â€¹ it beside my seat.â€â€¹ “Can I interâ€â€¹est you in the chickâ€â€¹en?â€â€¹” she asks.â€â€¹ “Or wouldâ€â€¹ you prefer the platter of shit with bits of brokeâ€â€¹n glassâ€â€¹ in it?” To be undecided in this electâ€â€¹ion is to pauseâ€â€¹ for a moment and then ask how the chickâ€â€¹en is cooked. David Sedaris
When considering a candidate for office, almost right up until they enter the polling booth and sometimes even in the booth itself, most voters rely more on what they see and hear themselves in real time than on facts, history, logic, or learned experience. Quin Hillyer
The tragedy waiting for politicians in future is greater than the gain in politics if it is measured, politicians kill, steal and betray the voters, but at the end they go to early grave, lose their peace and become miserable for the rest of their life. Bamigboye Olurotimi
Denying the popular vote is un- American and anti-democratic.
Denying the popular vote is un- American and anti-democratic. DaShanne Stokes
Most politicians are corrupt as they do not represent the...
Most politicians are corrupt as they do not represent the masses that voted for them, but rather they choose to return numerous favors to the corporations that funded their election campaigns. Steven Magee
Joel Kotkin, a professor of urban development, argued in the daily beast that the power of the single voter is destined to fade, since single people "Have no heirs, " while their religious, conservative, counterparts will repopulate the nation with children who will replicate their parents politics, ensuring that "conservative, more familial-oriented values inevitably prevail." Kotkin's error, of course, is both in assuming that unmarried people do not reproduce -- in fact, they are doing so in ever greater numbers -- but also in failing to consider whence the gravitation away from married norms derived. A move toward independent life did not simply emerge from the clamshell: it was born of generations of dissatisfaction with the inequalities of religious, conservative, social practice. Rebecca Traister
Discourse and critical thinking are essential tools when it comes to securing progress in a democratic society. But in the end, unity and engaged participation are what make it happen. Aberjhani
To vastly improve your country and truly make it great again, start by choosing a better leader. Do not let the media or the establishment make you pick from the people they choose, but instead choose from those they do not pick. Suzy Kassem
President Trump is doing a great job of demonstrating that politicians routinely lie to their electorate. Steven Magee
Lest we lay too heavy a criticism against any government administration--local, state, or federal--we are reminded that American government is representational. Political leaders reflect the people who elect them (as well as those who fail in this civic responsibility) as a mirror reflects those who gaze into it. Ron Brackin
We need to show the Congress that our Government is no longer on sale to the highest bidder. It belongs to the voters. Kenneth Eade
Most of the major ills of the world have been caused by well-meaning people who ignored the principle of individual freedom, except as applied to themselves, and who were obsessed with fanatical zeal to improve the lot of mankind-in-the-mass through some pet formula of their own. The harm done by ordinary criminals, murderers, gangsters, and thieves is negligible in comparison with the agony inflicted upon human beings by the professional do-gooders who attempt to set themselves up as gods on earth and who would ruthlessly force their views on all others with the abiding assurance that the end justifies the means. Henry Grady Weaver
Because of the power that we have given money: The government would rather have taxpayers who do not vote, than voters who do not pay tax. Mokokoma Mokhonoana