14  Your VoteYour vote is your voice as an American citizen. It’s your opportunity to be heard, to hold elected officials accountable for their decisions and to have a say in important issues that affect your community. On Election Day, every vote matters.

  • In 1645, one vote gave Oliver Cromwell control of England
  • In 1649, one vote caused Charles I of England to be executed
  • In 1776, one vote gave America the English language instead of German
  • In 1845, one vote brought Texas into the Union
  • In 1868, one vote saved President Andrew Johnson from impeachment
  • In 1876, one vote gave Rutherford B. Hayes the presidency of the United States
  • In 1923, one vote gave Adolf Hitler leadership of the Nazi Party
  • In 1941, one vote saved Selective Service – just weeks before Pearl harbor was attacked
  • In 1960, John F. Kennedy was elected by one vote per precinct

In 2000, the difference in the total vote in the state of Florida in the Presidential race between George W. Bush and Al Gore was less than one-half of one percent. A recount was mandated by the Secretary of State. George W. Bush received the electoral votes from Florida. He won the election by 1 electoral vote; 270 were needed and he received 271.

Take the time needed to cast your one vote …. You could change the course