How often do you vote? Many people believe you only vote every four years during the presidential election.
However, elections occur frequently. If you are a United States citizen who meets the requirements to vote, you have the right to vote for your elected representatives in Congress, which includes both the House of Representatives and the Senate. You also have the right to vote for local elected officials like state governor, county mayor, city mayor, school board representatives, city council representatives, and ballot initiatives that impact where you live. It can be confusing, but the links on this page will help you sort it out.
The more elections you vote in, and the more you know about who and what you are voting for, the more empowered you are as a citizen. Never think that your vote doesn't count - it does!