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Immigrants Explain What Voting Is Like In America

"You shouldn't take your voting rights for granted."

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According to U.S. Census Bureau data from the 2014 election, of the 219,941,000 citizens who are over the age of 18, only 142,166,000 were registered to vote — and only 92,251,000 voted.

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We spoke to people from different parts of the world.

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Some received their citizenship recently…

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…and others have lived in the country for over 10 years, but only recently gained the right to vote.

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They all expressed how important being able to vote for them is.

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So, when we asked them what they thought about American citizens who didn't exercise their right to vote...

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...most of them were pretty frustrated.

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They reminded all of us that if someone has the right to vote they should.

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Others touched on not just the importance of voting, but also educating people on who their candidates are.

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Because at the end of the day voting is bigger than one individual.

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