Young people need to vote. They need to get out there. Every vote counts. Educate yourself too. Don’t just vote. Know what you’re voting for, and stand by that.
Always vote for principle, though you may vote alone, and you may cherish the sweetest reflection that your vote is never lost.
President John Quincy Adams.
Every single vote counts, and here’s why:
10 Elections Decided by One Vote (Or Less)
9 Reasons Why Your Vote Counts:
Every Vote Counts:
From Alaska – Public Employees Local 71
Believe it or not, elections are decided by very small margins!
1960 – ONE Vote per precinct elected John F. Kennedy president.
1978 – Jay Hammond beat Walter Hickle for governor in the Primary by just 98 votes statewide.
1978 – ONE Vote elected Tim Kelly to his Senate seat in District F.
1982 – TWO Votes nominated David McCracken for State Senate District J in the Primary.
1984 – ONE Vote nominated Mary Ratcliff for State Representative of House District 12 in the Primary.
1986 – 17 Votes (less than one vote per precinct) elected Rick Uehling Senator from District H, Seat B, out of 14,389.
1992 – FIVE Votes (less than one vote / precinct) gave Al Vezey the nomination for State Representative of House District 32
1994 – 1.1 votes per precinct elected Tony Knowles as Governor and Fran Ulmer as Lt. Governor out of 216,668 votes cast
1996 – ONE Vote gave Ann Spohnholz the nomination for House District 21 State Representative in the Primary.
1998 – A TIE was broken by a flip of the coin to elect Wayne Morgan after a runoff for a school board Kuspuk School District.
1999 – A TIE was broken by a flip of the coin to elect Larry Wilson to a school board seat in the Bering Strait School District.
2006 – A TIE was settled by the flip of a coin for a school-board seat in the Aleutian Islands the incumbent, Katherine Dunton
2006 – A TIE was settled by coin flip for Brice Edgmon (now Speaker of the House) in House District 37
2008 – FOUR votes carried Representative Mike Kelly back to the State House in District 7 against Karl Kassel.
2012 – Alaska State House District 34 was finalized after a recount & won by 32 Votes out of 8,328 votes cast. ( 0.004%)
THE NEXT ELECTION MAY BE IN YOUR HANDS!