Learning The Basics Of Voting Essay

803 Words May 7th, 2016 4 Pages
I. Introduction

A. Attention Getter: (IMAGINE) You’re in class and your professor is telling everyone about the importance of politics. While your professor is talking, you realize you haven’t paid much attention to what’s going on in the world, until you hear about the ideas of the candidates who are running. All of the sudden, you become interested and you want to vote.

B. Background and Audience Relevance: Lucky for you, elections are coming up. People who are eligible to vote can register in time for this year’s election.

C. Speaker Credibility: I recently (today) registered to vote. It was this assignment that encouraged me to learn more about voting since it is an important topic that I knew little to nothing about.

D. Thesis: Learning the basics of voting will allow citizens to vote for their preferred candidate this year.

E. Preview Main Points: First, I will discuss the requirements needed to register to vote and how to register, then, I will explain when to vote, and finally, I will talk about where you can vote.

Transition to first main point: How exactly do I register to vote?

II. Main Point 1: In order to register to vote, there are 1.) certain requirements and 2.) different ways to fill out your voting application.

A. Sub Point A: Voting requirements differ for each state. The deadline to register to vote in California is 15 days before the election, so your registration must be submitted no later than October 24, 2016. “If you submit an application…

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