Voting Is The Key To A Better World

Jessica Elsayed, who turned 18 last month, cast her first vote Saturday in Egypt's constitutional referendum. (YJI)
Across the United States today, people are heading to the polls to cast their ballots for president and other elected officials, part of a tradition of democracy stretching back well over two centuries.
That democracy is the key to the freedom that allows Youth Journalism International to flourish and the hope for genuine liberty in every land. When people pick their own leaders, the world becomes a better, more peaceful place for everyone.
Follow these links for a few of YJI’s stories about voting over the years:
Voting in Uganda (Bwette Daniel Gilbert/YJI)