The Importance of Your Vote: Does it Make a Difference?


"You Better Believe It!"


  • One vote made Oliver Cromwell Lord Protector of the Commonwealth and gave him control of England.
  • One vote caused Charles I to be executed.
  • One vote kept Aaron Burr (later charged with treason) from becoming President.
  • One vote made Texas part of the United States.
  • One vote changed France from a monarchy to a republic.
  • One vote elected Rutherford B. Hayes to the Presidency, and the man in the Electoral College who cast the vote was an Indiana representative also elected by one vote.
  • One vote made Adolf Hitler head of the Nazi Party.
  • One vote maintained the Selective Service System only 12 weeks before Pearl Harbor.
  • One vote per precinct would have elected Richard Nixon rather than John Kennedy to the presidency in 1960.
  • And in our own Butler County, one vote has elected Mayors, Supervisors, Council Members, Tax Collectors, Auditors, Assessors, Constables, Judge of Elections, Inspector of Elections, School Board Directors, and Party Committee Members.