Your Right to Vote

In 1787, the Constitution established the United States as a democratic republic. This allows the United States to govern itself, and as a republic, the power of this nation is derived from its people. This means that the United States government – federal, state, and local – is elected by the citizens. Citizens are provided the right to vote for their government officials, and these officials represent the concerns and ideas of the citizens in government. Within the coming election, the people will have the chance to select their Governors. The Governor is in charge of the executive branch of your state.

Voting is one meaningful way that we can participate in our democracy. Besides voting for officials, we also vote on issues. Voters may want to make changes to their community, such as building more prominent schools or adding new roads. We can contact government officials when we want to support or change a law. Voting in an election and contacting our elected officials are two ways that Americans can participate in our democracy. In order to exhibit the right to vote in federal, state, and local elections, a citizen must be 18 or older and cannot be convicted of a Felony crime.

Dangers of Escalating Violence After the Election

However, many are losing their rights to vote as they participate in violent acts after the elections. Recent alterations in the United States have been triggered by a variety of social events that touch on a number of interrelated identities or are purposefully ignited for partisan political purposes.

The United States is considered one of the most stable democracies in the world, but it has a long, dangerous history of election-related violence. In 1834, clashes broke out, and an entire city block burned to the ground. In 1874, more than five thousand men fought in the streets of New Orleans,

The general public tends to view such calamities as a static record of the past, but these acts of political violence continue. In the late 1960s and 1970s, individuals committed extensive violence, largely against property, in the name of social, environmental, and political rights causes. In the late 1970s through the early 2000s, political violence continued to see rioting, property damage, physical acts of assault, and more.

An unprecedented number of election administrators received threats in 2016 and 2020.

Putting Your Right to Vote at Danger

Regardless of political standing, acts such as rioting, causing property damage, sending death threats, or assaulting an individual could result in an individual being arrested and landing in jail with charges pending. Putting your right to vote in danger.

 

49th Street Bail Bonds offers bail for clients who are facing charges such as property damage, assault, disturbing the peace, and much more. Our office is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and 365 days a year. To start the bail bond process, please call us at 727-592-0000.

All of our bail bond agents are knowledgeable and experienced. We know that being in jail can be a scary experience. Our bail bond agents are here to help you navigate the ins and outs of the bail bond process. They can assist you with paperwork, explain the bail bond process, and answer any questions that you may have regarding the criminal justice system.

We serve all of Pinellas county, including Clearwater, Madeira Beach, Seminole, Largo, Indian Rocks Beach, Bay Pines, St. Petersburg, South Tampa, and the greater Tampa Bay area. We are licensed to assist clients throughout the state of Florida and can work with affiliated agents across the United States.

Exercise your right to vote but avoid the mistakes of our country’s past and stay out of jail. If you do end up in jail, then please contact us today, call us at 727-592-0000 to start the bail bond process.