Who knew the internet was voting for something other than the cutest cat video or the most dramatic reality TV exit? That's right folks, the online world takes a pause from kitten giggles and melodrama, to celebrate National Voters Day. An occasion to tip our hat to the voting process, reminding ourselves that democracy needs us as much as we need a good WiFi connection!
It's national voters day on the 25th January.
The responsibility that comes with exercising one's right to vote is colossal, just like our love for fresh memes. Hence, the internet erupted with mentions of National Voters Day, a whopping 20,715 times, with the highest mentions seen on January 25, 2021. Makes one wonder, is cyber voting a thing now?
This day is not just about ticking a box next to a candidate's name. It's about having a say in the future, kind of like how we collectively decided that the dab was no longer cool (RIP, Dab). This day is meant to make us appreciate our small part in driving forward the Titanic of democracy. It's also to remind us that every vote counts, much like every like, share and comment that keeps the internet alive.
With the world going digital, National Voters Day is celebrated online with gusto. From influencers vouching for their candidates to hilarious voting memes, there's not a dull moment on this day. It's like the Superbowl, but for the democratic process. Don't just watch, get involved - make your vote your voice. Remember how we all rallied to save our favourite TV show from being cancelled? Similar energy, folks!
In the year 1439, the word 'voters' began to take shape. It is derived from the Latin word 'votum,' which means 'to vow' or 'to promise.' This word was used to refer to individuals who made promises or pledges regarding any matter of public significance.
Around the year 1640, the term 'voters' started to be associated specifically with political elections. During this time, voting rights were usually limited to small groups, such as male property owners or those with certain social statuses. The concept of 'voters' referred to those individuals who had the right to participate in the electoral process.
In the year 1870, significant progress was made towards expanding voting rights. With the ratification of the Fifteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution, the term 'voters' encompassed a broader range of individuals. It granted African American men the right to vote, ensuring that they were recognized as 'voters' with equal participation in the democratic process.
One of the most remarkable advancements in voting rights occurred in 1920 with the ratification of the Nineteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution. This pivotal moment in history allowed women to vote, making them an integral part of the 'voters' population. The term 'voters' expanded to include women, marking a significant milestone in the struggle for gender equality.
The Voting Rights Act of 1965 was a watershed moment in the history of voting rights. This legislation aimed to overcome the systemic barriers that prevented African Americans from fully exercising their right to vote. By combatting discriminatory practices such as literacy tests and poll taxes, the act ensured that all citizens, regardless of race or color, could be recognized as 'voters.'
In the 21st century, the term 'voters' continues to evolve as movements advocate for additional expansions of voting rights. Efforts to lower voting age, grant voting rights to non-citizens in local elections, and eliminate felony disenfranchisement have contributed to ongoing discussions surrounding the inclusivity and accessibility of the 'voters' community.
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