I was truly amazed to see how many people showed up to vote in the South African elections in the UK early this morning. I arrived around 7:50am and the que was big, something like a mega sale at a retail outlet.
At election time I often encourage people to vote or let people know that I have every intention of voting and sadly lot’s of people respond with; “what’s the point, “it’s a waste of time, it won’t make any difference”, “I can’t be bothered to vote, things will never change”, “votes don’t count, its corrupted”.
The truth is, “How do you know it won’t make a difference?” If you don’t vote because you think it is pointless, then don’t moan and complain about how the existing government is running your country. Not voting means that you put the existing government in power.
I will continue to vote in each and every election. I was proud to stand outside South African House at Trafalgar Square in the UK today with so many other South Africans who came together to make their mark. Yes, my one vote can make a difference. I firmly believe that.
Your one vote can swing the entire vote as to runs your country
Your one vote can change the course of history
I would love to hear from you what your views are about the elections, voting and what you think the future holds.