Why Should I Vote?
Did you know that:
• Some elections are won by only a few votes.
• Pennsylvania is very important in U.S. elections.
• Dozens of Lansdowne residents work hard before, during, and after every election to make sure they are fair.
If you vote, you get to complain about the government. If you don’t, you’ve got no right to complain. Use your right to complain: USE YOUR RIGHT TO VOTE!
Men and women have died for the right to vote. Our service members put their lives on the line to protect OUR freedom to vote.
Politicians make decisions impacting YOUR life and the lives of your family and friends:
how much you’ll pay in taxes
how much money public schools have
whether or not our country goes to war
which immigrants can or can’t stay in this country
how affordable your health care will be
how fair the justice system is
how polluted the water and air are
how seniors citizens are doing
how hard it is to make a living
whether college or trade school is affordable
whether our roads, bridges, and railways are safe
Lansdowne voters elect the mayor and the Lansdowne Borough Council, who levy borough taxes, which pay for sewer repair and maintenance; street maintenance; trash collection, borough parks and recreation; and other borough expenses.
Lansdowne voters elect two members of the nine-member William Penn School Board, which levies school property taxes that are used to provide education for the over 5,000 students who live in the school district.
Lansdowne voters help to elect the five members of the Delaware County Council, which levies taxes that pay for the county court system; the Bureau of Elections; county parks and recreation; social service programs; and many other services.
So why vote? Because it’s in your own self-interest, it’s smart,
it helps your community, and it’s the Lansdowne thing to do.