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Should you take your child to vote?

Should you take your child to vote?

Engaged citizens tend to be happier and healthier members of their communities. That is not to say voting makes citizens happy or healthier but rather, voting is an indicator of citizen engagement, and it is a characteristic of an engaged citizen. Children who get involved in the community and are exposed to the democratic process at a young age, come to understand the world around them and become connected. Growing into citizens who want to make positive changes in the world.

At election time, instead of worrying about child care, take your child with you when you vote and talk to them about why you vote. Your child may accompany you behind the voting screen while you mark your ballot. If your child is older, talk about the issues, what democracy is all about and why you participate.

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