The Power of the Vote: How Women Can Tip the Political Scales

Sponsored by: Southern Women’s Show

This November’s presidential election is shaping up to be one of the most memorable elections in United States history. Between the historical nature of having an official presidential nominee who is a woman to having a candidate that breaks the mold of previous elections, people who might not have ever voted are stepping up to tip the scales toward their desired nominee.

As seen by many British citizens’ reactions to the United Kingdom’s Brexit from the European Union, it’s crucial that everyone who’s able to takes the time to understand their options for candidacy and then steps up to the voting plate once they’ve made an informed decision on who they prefer to represent their country.

If you aren’t yet sure which candidate would represent you best, you might want to start by examining which issues would affect you most if they were to change, and then take the time to see where each nominee stands on that issue. Each voter is different, and in such a historical election it’s important to remember how far we’ve already come in the U.S. by being more inclusive with the vote and how allowing new groups of people to vote has impacted the political atmosphere.

From the first time that women gained the right to vote in the United States in 1920 to today, it has become clear how critical it is for women to make their voices heard in the political sphere. We no longer live in a society where a woman’s opinion can reflect that of the men in her life, so it’s important that each and every woman exercises her right to make her voice heard.

Many issues that are critical to the current presidential election would have never been introduced into our culture if it wasn’t for the power that women have to tip the political scales. Today, candidates focus a ton of their energy on convincing women that they are the best person to represent their interests.

There are many resources available to women who are interested in learning how they can get their voices heard in this year’s presidential election. One fantastic resource is the League of Women Voters of South Carolina, which helps to educate and prepare women with the knowledge they need to participate in the election.

The League of Women Voters of South Carolina is a grassroots organization that promotes informed participation in the political process, but they focus on assisting voters without bias to either candidate or any particular policies. They will be available to chat with voters as a part of the Southern Women’s Show on September 23 – 25. Whether you need to register to vote, update your voter registration record, learn the steps for absentee voting or find out where you can vote in person, the League of Women Voters of South Carolina will be available to give you the information you need so you don’t miss out.

In addition to hosting exhibitors like The League of Women Voters of South Carolina, The Southern Women’s Show will primarily feature women entrepreneurs and focus on celebrating and empowering women from all walks of life.