I don't know. It gives me something to talk about other than sports and video games. It shows that I'm intelligent---that I'm involved in this stuff and that could impress someone. Okay, girls, it could impress girls.
There are people in other countries risking their lives for the right to vote. If I have that right, I should use it.
It's pretty easy to vote. Basically, you just have to show up at the voting place in your neighbourhood, flash some ID and you get a ballot. How much of a slacker do you have to be not to show up? It takes two seconds. I'm not that lazy.
If you don't vote when you turn 18, you'll add to the problem that a lot of young people don't vote. I want my voice --- my generation's voice to be heard. That's why I'm going to vote.
Our government is supposed to represent everyone. If young people don't vote, they're not being represented. I wouldn't let my parents or anyone choose who I date or how I dress, so why would I let them choose who my government is?
I think Manitoba's a cool place to live and I want to have a say in what goes on here. If I don't vote, then I don't have the right to complain.
I'm looking forward to voting because, to me, it's one more thing that says I'm an adult when I turn 18. My opinion won't just be considered, it will actually count in an election for our future leaders. It'll make me feel grown up.
Democracy is a privilege not a right and if people become uninterested then that privilege could be taken away. We're lucky to live in Canada and it's our duty as citizens to vote.
I will vote because I want our government to have a plan to conserve our natural resources, for more than the next 100 years!
Who do you think has the best reason for voting once they turn 18?