Tell the world #whyivote 160 years after the Eureka Stockade

The Courier editor Andrew Eales explains why he votes to mark 160 years since the Eureka Stockade. PICTURE: ADAM TRAFFORD
The Courier editor Andrew Eales explains why he votes to mark 160 years since the Eureka Stockade. PICTURE: ADAM TRAFFORD

WHAT do you do with your vote, and why is it important?

The single most important legacy of the Eureka Stockade is that all Australians have a say in the democratic process.

Now, to mark the rebellion's 160th anniversary, we're asking you to explain #whyivote.

To take part, just write a brief caption on our #whyivote template (PDF) or scribble it on a piece of paper and post a photo of yourself to social media.

We'll be collecting the responses from readers and political leaders alike and publishing them at thecourier.com.au ahead of the Victorian election on November 29.

Ballarat mayor John Philips explains why he votes.

Ballarat mayor John Philips explains why he votes.

Councillor Belinda Coates on why she votes.

Councillor Belinda Coates on why she votes.

Brett Edgington explains why he votes.

Brett Edgington explains why he votes.

MADE's Jane Smith explains why she votes.

MADE's Jane Smith explains why she votes.

Courier cartoonist Ditchy on why he votes. PICTURE: Jeremy Bannister

Courier cartoonist Ditchy on why he votes. PICTURE: Jeremy Bannister