Young people tend not to vote.

Some find the voting process confusing. Others say they really don't follow politics, so they tune it out. Still more are blocked from voting because of restrictive voting requirements in states where they live or attend school.

Overall, though, 18- to 29-year-olds don't vote because they think their vote doesn't matter.

Oops...that's not the case.

Youth votes DO matter. They matter in local and state elections just as much as in federal elections. They matter in primaries, and they matter every November. and its social media channels are designed to educate young people on voting and voting justice topics. 

What youth voters want to know...

How does a person register to vote?

How are different candidates selected?

How does a large candidate pool get whittled down to just a few?

Why do two parties have to dominate every election?

What is the difference between a primary and general election?

Do you have to vote your party in the primary election?

How does the voting process work?

How do I understand foreign policy?

What’s the difference between the national popular vote & the electoral college?

How do I develop an interest in politics? It’s hard to understand.

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"Open your polling places to all your people. Allow men and women to register and vote whatever the color of their skin. Extend the rights of citizenship to every citizen of this land."

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Why vote? The creators of Youth Voters Unite share their reasons.


Youth Voters Unite is a transmedia storytelling project produced by senior Communication majors at Cabrini University. Students in Senior Convergence: Media for Social Justice are reporting this academic year on the voting process and voting justice topics. Their goal is to educate youth voters on the importance of engaging in the political process and claiming their right to shape their own future. 


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