88+ Best Voting Quotes: Exclusive Selection

Voting is the duty of citizenship and every vote matters. Voting is the cornerstone of democracy and one of the democratic principles rooted in a government of the people, by the people and for the people. Patriotic vote quotes will inspire you to exercise your right, enlighten your mind and raise awareness about the importance of voting.

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Famous Vote Quotes

Voting is the most precious right of every citizen, and we have a moral obligation to ensure the integrity of our voting process. – Hillary Clinton

There is no city in the United States in which I can get a warmer welcome and fewer votes than Columbia, Ohio. – John F. Kennedy

Somewhere inside of all of us is the power to change the world. – Roald Dahl

By voting, we add our voice to the chorus that forms opinions and the basis for actions. – Jens Stoltenberg

Among free men there can be no successful appeal from the ballot to the bullet. – Abraham Lincoln

If voting changed anything, they’d make it illegal. – Emma Goldman

Democracy is being allowed to vote for the candidate you dislike least. – Robert Byrne

You can milk a cow the wrong way once and still be a farmer but vote the wrong way on a water tower and you can be in trouble. – John F. Kennedy

Voting is the expression of our commitment to ourselves, one another, this country and this world. – Sharon Salzberg

Voters don’t decide issues, they decide who will decide issues. – George Will

Always vote for principle, though you may vote alone, and you may cherish the sweetest reflection that your vote is never lost. – President John Quincy Adams

Voting is a civic sacrament – the highest responsibility we have as Americans. – Christine Pelosi

Individual rights are not subject to a public vote; a majority has no right to vote away the rights of a minority; the political function of rights is precisely to protect minorities from oppression by majorities (and the smallest minority on earth is the individual). – Ayn Rand

If people don’t vote, everything stays the same. You can protest until the sky turns yellow or the moon turns blue, and it’s not going to change anything if you don’t vote. – Dolores Huerta

If you’re blessed enough to serve in public office, then you shouldn’t just talk a good game about your values; you should cast your vote according to them. – John Thune

Bad officials are the ones elected by good citizens who do not vote. – George Jean Nathan

Our votes must go together with our guns. After all, any vote we shall have, shall have been the product of the gun. The gun which produces the vote should remain its security officer – its guarantor. The people’s votes and the people’s guns are always inseparable twins. – Robert Mugabe

The vote is the most powerful nonviolent tool we have. – John Lewis

I would not vote for the mayor. It’s not just because he didn’t invite me to dinner, but because on my way into town from the airport there were such enormous potholes. – Fidel Castro

The old adage about giving a man a fish versus teaching him how to fish has been updated by a reader: Give a man a fish and he will ask for tartar sauce and French fries! Moreover, some politician who wants his vote will declare all these things to be among his ‘basic rights. – Thomas Sowell

I believe that voting is the first act of building a community as well as building a country. – John Ensign

Nobody will ever deprive the American people of the right to vote except the American people themselves and the only way they could do this is by not voting. – Franklin D. Roosevelt

Elections belong to the people. It’s their decision. If they decide to turn their back on the fire and burn their behinds, then they will just have to sit on their blisters. – Abraham Lincoln

The difference between a democracy and a dictatorship is that in a democracy you vote first and take orders later; in a dictatorship you don’t have to waste your time voting. – Charles Bukowski

Every election is determined by the people who show up. – Larry J. Sabato

Those who stay away from the election think that one vote will do no good. ‘Tis but one step more to think one vote will do no harm. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

Voting is a right best exercised by people who have taken time to learn about the issues. – Tony Snow

We do not have government by the majority. We have government by the majority who participate. – Thomas Jefferson

To make democracy work, we must be a nation of participants, not simply observers. One who does not vote has no right to complain. – Louis L’Amour

A vote is like a rifle; its usefulness depends upon the character of the user. – Theodore Roosevelt

Come November, the American people will have the chance to re-declare their independence. Americans will have a chance to vote for trade, immigration and foreign policies that put our citizens first. They will have the chance to reject today’s rule by the global elite, and to embrace real change that delivers a government of, by and for the people. – Donald Trump

Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter. – Martin Luther King, Jr.

In most places in the country, voting is looked upon as a right and a duty, but in Chicago it’s a sport. – Dick Gregory

Voting is how we participate in a civic society be it for president, be it for a municipal election. It’s the way we teach our children in school elections how to be citizens, and the importance of their voice. – Loretta Lynch

The only time we create any kind of substantive change is when we reach out to a disaffected electorate and inspire and motivate them to vote. – Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

Once you have an innovation culture, even those who are not scientists or engineers poets, actors, journalists they, as communities, embrace the meaning of what it is to be scientifically literate. They embrace the concept of an innovation culture. They vote in ways that promote it. They don’t fight science and they don’t fight technology. – Neil de Grasse Tyson

Voting is as much an emotional act as it is an intellectual one. – Monica Crowley

I believe in Liberty for all men: the space to stretch their arms and their souls, the right to breathe and the right to vote, the freedom to choose their friends, enjoy the sunshine, and ride on the railroads, uncursed by color; thinking, dreaming, working as they will in a kingdom of beauty and love. – W. E. B. Du Bois

It is a fundamental rule with me not to vote for a loan or tax bill till I am satisfied it is necessary for the public service, and then not if the deficiency can be avoided by lopping off unnecessary objects of expenditure or the enforcement of an exact and judicious economy in the public disbursements. – John C. Calhoun

Voting is the foundational act that breathes life into the principle of the consent of the governed. – DeForest Soaries

To win the nomination, you speak to people who vote in Republican primaries. And they tend not to be millennials or minorities… When I win the nomination and show up at a black church, they say, ‘Where have you been Mr. Romney? – Mitt Romney

I don’t know that we can rely on the voting progression to go the same way, because there are three [candidates] instead of four. – Kim Shreckengost

The vote is the most powerful instrument ever devised by man for breaking down injustice and destroying the terrible walls which imprison men because they are different from other men. – Lyndon B. Johnson

Young people need to vote. They need to get out there. Every vote counts. Educate yourself too. Don’t just vote. Know what you’re voting for and stand by that. – Nikki Reed

Voting is fundamental in our democracy. It has yielded enormous returns. – Arlen Specter

We must vote for hope, vote for life, vote for a brighter future for all of our loved ones. – Ed Markey

Presidents are selected, not elected. – Franklin D. Roosevelt

Voting is an individual, personal thing. – Hill Harper

Crucial to understanding federalism in modern day America is the concept of mobility, or ‘the ability to vote with your feet.’ If you don’t support the death penalty and citizens packing a pistol – don’t come to Texas. If you don’t like medicinal marijuana and gay marriage, don’t move to California. – Rick Perry

Touch screen voting is a fine thing so long as they have a voter-verified paper trail. – Joan Blades

The ignorance of one voter in a democracy impairs the security of all. – John F. Kennedy

Broadly speaking, the Southern and Western desert and mountain states will vote for the candidate who endorses an aggressive military, a role for religion in public life, laissez-faire economic policies, private ownership of guns and relaxed conditions for using them, less regulation and taxation, and a valorization of the traditional family. – Steven Pinker

We do most of our key campaign work before early voting begins. – Shannon Flaherty

Voting is like alchemy – taking an abstract value and breathing life into it. – Sharon Salzberg

Democracy cannot succeed unless those who express their choice are prepared to choose wisely. The real safeguard of democracy, therefore, is education. – Franklin D. Roosevelt

Democracy is not just the right to vote, it is the right to live in dignity. – Naomi Klein

George Wallace for some strange, unknown reason, he liked me. George Wallace came down to Florida, and he went all over Florida, and he said to the people, ‘If you all can’t vote for me, don’t vote for those oval-headed lizards. Vote for Shirley Chisholm!’ And that crashed my votes, because they thought that I was in league with him to get votes. – Shirley Chisholm

A man without a vote is a man without protection. – Lyndon B. Johnson

Vote for the man who promises least; he’ll be the least disappointing. – Bernard Baruch

Eventually I foresee voting on the Internet, which will lead to much more direct democracy. – Dick Gephardt

The future of this republic is in the hands of the American voter. – Dwight D. Eisenhower

All voting is a sort of gaming, like checkers or backgammon, with a slight moral tinge to it, a playing with right and wrong. – Henry David Thoreau

The margin is narrow, but the responsibility is clear. – John F. Kennedy

But it’s hard to believe that Californians are going to go into a voting booth and say, ‘I’m going to vote for Matt Fong because I am mad at Bill Clinton. – Barbara Boxer

Voting is simply a way of determining which side is the stronger without putting it to the test of fighting. – Henry Louis Mencken

The vote is precious. It’s almost sacred, so go out and vote like you never voted before. – John Lewis

If voting changed anything, they’d abolish it. – Ken Livingstone

Voting is easy and marginally useful, but it is a poor substitute for democracy, which requires direct action by concerned citizens. – Howard Zinn

Get the fools on your side and you can be elected to anything. – Frank Dane

It was great that anybody can take part in voting. – Li Yuchun

Politicians and diapers must be changed often, and for the same reason. – Mark Twain

Constantly choosing the lesser of two evils is still choosing evil. – Jerry Garcia

I’m puzzled. I don’t know anyone who introduces a bill with the intent of voting against it. It makes you wonder what’s really going on. – Kenneth Ulman

The power of choosing good and evil is within the reach of all. – Origen

There are a number of mentions … and examples of intimidation in southern claims. There is a voting poll where three names who voted [not to secede] were crossed out, the votes changed to yes with a note ‘vote changed by request of voter. – Brian Conley

The measure of choosing well, is, whether a man likes and finds good in what he has chosen. – Charles Lamb

Choosing how you vote should not be a snap verdict based on a few minutes of television. – Simon Cowell

Northeastern and most coastal states will vote for the candidate who is more closely aligned with international cooperation and engagement, secularism and science, gun control, individual freedom in culture and sexuality, and a greater role for the government in protecting the environment and ensuring economic equality. – Steven Pinker

I would like to be a part, as much as I can, of the voting process. – Kim Cattrall

Choosing one’s leaders is an affirmation that the person making the choice has inherent worth. – Linda Chavez

George Allen is in the middle of this, try as he might to distance himself from it. Voting with the president 97 percent of the time tends to hold you accountable. – Jim Webb

History must share with reading, writing and arithmetic first rank as the most important subjects in the curriculum. Understanding the issues on which citizens of a republic are expected to vote is impossible without an understanding of the past. – Walter Cronkite

I went to vote once, but I got too scared. I couldn’t decide whom to vote for. – Andy Warhol

The most powerful thing we own is our vote. – Bev Perdue

With the right to vote, our choice should be for the Holy Spirit to lead us and guide us. – Monica Johnson

The voters have done the heavy lifting by voting for the monorail four times, … We are not afraid of the voters. That’s where this project comes from. What I am worried about is the endless planning loop that keeps us from building a citywide transit system. – Kristina Hill

The ballot is stronger than the bullet. – Abraham Lincoln

Even if many of the undecided end up not voting, this share of ‘don’t knows’ suggests voters are still wavering right up to the election. – Manfred Guellner