Voting

How many years until you turn 18? That's when you'll be able to vote. By voting, someday you can help decide which people will lead our nation, state, and local governments. This is very important because these people make very important decisions.

Local elected officials decide how much money people must pay in taxes and whether a new school will be built in your town. National officials, such as the president and members of Congress, make choices that affect national security, the environment, and the economy.

Election day is always exciting. Not only are there lots of signs and bumper stickers all around, some people wear T-shirts and button pins that support their favorite candidate. Who stands for the issues you care about? Here's a chance for you to support your favorite candidate. Design a button pin, cut it out, wear it, and spread the word!

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