10 reasons why local elections are important
1. Because I have an opinion.
I don't just eat what they put on my table. Even when it comes to my city, I would like to have a say and contribute my opinion.
2. Because I want to change something - locally.
Think globally - act locally. If I want to change something in the world,
I have to start with local politics at home
3. Three, because my vote is a deciding vote.
Every vote counts because there's no five percent hurdle. Especially in the local elections, the results are often very close. That's why my vote is crucial.
4. Because non-voting is useless.
Not voting doesn't help. If I want my interests and visions for Munich to take shape, I have to bring in my vote. So, I am involved in deciding how Munich will develop over the next six years.
5. Because it's my right.
In Germany, the citizens* determine what happens in politics. And I will not let this right be taken from me.
6. Because I have the choice and the choice is a large one.
Especially in the local elections I can cast a lot of votes, and there are a lot of candidates* among whom I can vote. The greater your opportunities to find suitable representatives for my concerns.
7. Because my vote decides who decides.
Politicians make many important decisions that affect my life, my city and my future. That's why I should choose the politicians who make these resolutions.
8. Because democracy doesn't work without me.
Politicians may only do what the citizens* have instructed them to do. If I don't vote, they have no job and the whole system doesn't work. Politics thrives on participation.
9. Because I vote for who represents my interests.
I want the people in Town Hall to represent my interests. That's why I am involved in deciding who goes to Town Hall. After all, they make decisions that directly affect my life.
10. Because my future is in my hands too.
I do not just want to wait and see what comes, I want to actively shape your future. Because it is important to me to continue to live in an urban society worth living in the future.
What is local politics all about?
You would like to make the rules yourself? In city politics everyone can get involved. And voting is my most direct way to seize that opportunity. Besides, there are other ways to take my concerns to Town Hall. For example, at Town Hall meetings, through public petitions or a referendum. In addition, all citizens are free to join a party or to stand for election as a city councillor or mayor. So, all that remains is the question: Join in on a daily basis or set the right course every six years?