One Vote Counts

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 Fayette County, one vote has elected:
    • Assessors
    • Auditors
    • Constables
    • Council Members
    • Inspector of Elections
    • Judge of Elections
    • Mayors
    • Party Committee Members
    • School Board Directors
    • Supervisors
    • Tax Collectors