Youth Voter Turnout

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“Young people need to vote. They need to get out there. Every vote counts. Educate yourself too. Don't just vote. Know what you're voting for, and stand by that” -Nikki Reed. Youth voter turnout has begun to decrease in participation. This usually pertains to people in early to mid twenties and under. A question that we need to ask ourselves is what are the reasons as to why some youth don’t vote? One could say there isn’t a simple answer; there are many reasons youth decide not to vote. The electoral process seems to be the “umbrella term” for it. Depending on as to who they may be, some are uneducated, and some feel as their vote won’t make a difference etc. The leading factors in the decline in youth voting that will be focused on are unconventional participation, …show more content…
Even though they may not believe it, it is very much true. If one were to say “one vote won’t make a difference” to everyone it would tremendously effect the whole voting process, in decreasing drastically. With unconventional participation, lifecycle effects and voting laws are all under the umbrella term of the electoral process. With these factors there has been a decline in youth voter turnout, causing them to feel less inclined to vote, leading to ignorance within society. In asking what has caused the decline lead to the answer of how to increase voter turnout positively. This is great increase can occur by reorganization of curriculum, roles of the political parties, and technology. All it takes it focus on the youth. If we do that, it can benefit the society in the long run; especially considering they are the future of the society. Youth control the future so it is important the engagement begins with them in pre-adult years. Without their engagement the world will stand still. As said perfectly by Mark Twain, “The heart is the real Fountain of Youth. While that remains young the Waterbury of Time must stand

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