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Posted: Thursday, March 31, 2011 12:00 am | Updated: 6:13 am, Thu Mar 31, 2011.

“I don’t know if people should even bother to register. One vote in an election isn’t going to change anything.”

Only 42 percent of eligible young people between the ages of 18 to 24 voted in the 2000 presidential election. Why don’t young people take the time to vote? It’s our duty as U.S. citizens to take a stand and make a change in our country. One more vote does make a difference. The purpose of this essay is to encourage this year’s youths to register and vote in the upcoming presidential election.

Why should we vote? We should vote because most election issues affect the young adults of our nation directly. Examples are the increasing tuition costs and the enormous national debt of $9.2 trillion.

Every election year, the percentage of eligible youths who register and vote is small when compared to others. Although this vote isn’t ignored, it’s not considered a main platform for campaigns. This is why I encourage young adults to vote and make that change. It’s already happening, and if we keep it going, candidates will soon address the important issues we face, and we’ll be considered a main platform for campaigns.

There are five easy steps to voting. One, you have to register to vote. The requirements for voting are being a U.S. citizen and at least 18 years of age. The registration form will include basic information; for instance your name, address, Social Security number and your political party. Note that the registration deadline is 15 days before the election.

Step two is to find your polling place. Your polling place should be listed on your sample ballot that you receive in the mail. A sample ballot includes all of the candidates, their stances and the various issues that are to be voted on.

Step three is to educate yourself. Read the voter’s guide that comes with your sample ballot and research the issues on your own.

Step four is to bring your ID. Your ID will be required when voting so that the poll workers can verify that you are who you say you are and that you are registered to vote.

The final but most important step is to vote; therefore, I encourage you to vote.

So, please register and vote in the upcoming presidential election, because your vote can make a difference.

Jazmin Garibay

Lodi

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2 comments:

  • daniel hutchins posted at 3:24 am on Thu, Mar 31, 2011.

    daniel hutchins Posts: 1335

    I have a friend who questioned the court's jurisdiction, and the clerk showed him an image of his voter registration.

     
  • daniel hutchins posted at 3:23 am on Thu, Mar 31, 2011.

    daniel hutchins Posts: 1335

    The US Citzen-voter is a party to the fraud.

    Education told me this.

    Moreover, voter registration empowers the courts to have jurisdiction over the member who otherwise is foreign to the jurisdiction of the court.

     

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