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By The Numbers: How Minority Youth Will Impact The 2012 Election

Posted 11.06.2012 | Black Voices

In a tight race to the finish, President Barack Obama and Gov. Mitt Romney won't only be looking to swing states like Ohio and Florida for a win, but ...

3 Reasons You Should Vote This Election

Nahal Shakib | Posted 01.06.2013 | Teen
Nahal Shakib

There are two very distinct paths our country will choose from and it is more important than ever to cast a vote in this election.

To Vote, Or Not to Vote?

Zach Veach | Posted 01.06.2013 | Teen
Zach Veach

I challenge you to get out and vote if you are of age. If you aren't, use this opportunity to learn how the system works and see which party you would fall under and what issues are important to you.

Send Your Pictures Of Your Election Day

Posted 11.06.2012 | College

Did you vote for the first time today? Or was it the first time you voted in a presidential election? Getting that "I voted sticker feels great, right...

U.S. Teens Pick Obama Ahead Of Election Day

Posted 11.05.2012 | Education

America's high school students have spoken to re-elect President Barack Obama for a second term. According to a nationwide mock election for 54,000...

Jacob Revers - Undecided Vote - Confessions of a Teenage Political Canvasser

Alan W. Silberberg | Posted 01.05.2013 | Politics
Alan W. Silberberg

What follows below is a guest post by a 17-year-old high school student who has been actively canvassing and doing precinct walking in his neighborhoo...

Faces Of Student Voters

Youth Radio -- Youth Media International | Posted 01.05.2013 | College
Youth Radio -- Youth Media International

Photo Credit: Duncan Sullivan By: Duncan Sullivan I go to school in Amherst, Massachusetts. An area with five colleges no more than a few miles be...

Young People Will Vote If You Text Them

Christina Blacken | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Christina Blacken

Think of voting as learning how to drive. You wouldn't speed off in your first car without learning how to drive first (I would hope). Why are young voters expected to get in the driver's seat without an instruction manual on how to get started?

Doubling Your Vote Can Make All the Difference. Just Ask Juror No. 9.

David Trumble | Posted 01.05.2013 | Politics
David Trumble

The Double Your Vote campaign encourages voters to bring their non-committed, complacent, or undecided friends -- and perfect strangers -- to drive / walk / run to the voting booth with them.

Why I Won't Tell My Daughter Who I Am Voting for

Annmarie Kelly-Harbaugh | Posted 01.05.2013 | Parents
Annmarie Kelly-Harbaugh

At dinner, my daughter Katie asked, "Mommy, who are you voting for?"

All But Ignored, Third Parties Endeavor On

Jake Jares | Posted 01.05.2013 | Teen
Jake Jares

As the third-party debates and the campaigns themselves will likely continue to be neglected by our political culture, the candidates fight on now for their message, not their electoral success.

Legalizing Pot, Protecting LGBT Rights, Funding Education On The Line

The Huffington Post | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 11.05.2012 | College

Most of the attention for the 2012 election has understandably been centered on the presidential election, but states head to the ballots on Tuesday t...

Vote -- It's My Birthday!

Iman Baghai | Posted 01.05.2013 | Teen
Iman Baghai

Clearly, there are issues with the current way our politics run, and we can't fix everything overnight. But there are some simple things that we can do to make people more politically engaged.

Driving the Presidential Election: The Youth Vote

Bryan Cain-Jackson | Posted 01.23.2014 | College
Bryan Cain-Jackson

Civics is important. If you don't know civics, then you should re-examine the reasons why you're casting that vote. You should rock the vote, but you should understand the vote as well.

Sarah Bufkin

Survey: Youth Engagement Up Ahead Of Election Day, Young Voters Leaning To Obama

HuffingtonPost.com | Sarah Bufkin | Posted 11.02.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Youth voters are engaging with this year's presidential campaign in increasing numbers as Election Day nears, according to a ...

Why No Focus on Young People This Election Season?

Trei Dudley | Posted 01.02.2013 | College
Trei Dudley

I am looking forward to engaging in this election season as a voter, not as a Republican or a Democrat, but as a young American who wants both parties to keep young people -- America's future -- a top priority.

VOTE: What's The Most Important Issue In The Election?

Posted 11.02.2012 | College

Enough with political pundits deciding what's the most important issue in the election. We want to hear what you think! Below is a bracket, a death...

The Day After the Election: Why It Matters More

Scott Warren | Posted 01.02.2013 | College
Scott Warren

I, like many Americans, will probably not be incredibly motivated or hopeful on November 7, the day after the election. But it's more important than ever that we all re-engage in the political process, as disgusted as we are with the current election.

The Time Is Now to Change Election Day

Jacob Soboroff | Posted 01.02.2013 | Politics
Jacob Soboroff

The United States is the world's most famous democracy, yet we rank near the bottom of all nations in voter turnout. So why, when U.S. Census data says most Americans don't vote because it's inconvenient, do we vote on Tuesday smack in the middle of the week?

'Not Voting Doesn't Make Any Sense'

Posted 11.02.2012 | Politics

Filmmaker Errol Morris has teamed up with OurTime.org to release a new video series aimed at encouraging young voters to get to the polls on Tuesday. ...

Why I Vote

Jessica Lander | Posted 08.08.2014 | Politics
Jessica Lander

I am a 24-year-old teacher -- smack in the middle of America's "young generation" of 18-30-year-olds -- and I am troubled that half of my cohort -- my peers, my co-workers, my friends -- choose not to exercise their right to vote.

Nonpartisan Presidential and Senate Candidate Guides

Campus Election Engagement Project | Posted 05.07.2014 | Politics
Campus Election Engagement Project

The Campus Election Engagement Project, a nonpartisan effort to get students involved in the election, has produced guides for the presidential race, the key Senate races, and selected House races.

For Millennial Voters, What Really Matters Is the Morning After

Kierra Johnson | Posted 01.23.2014 | College
Kierra Johnson

We have a choice. We can repeat history and see this generation as a list of names to solicit for donations and pad listervs or we can choose to seize this new base of people of invest in -- and engage with -- in building a proactive movement and progressive legislative agenda.

Wondering Why Young People Don't Vote? Better to Ask Why Any Do

Errol Morris | Posted 12.31.2012 | Entertainment
Errol Morris

2012-10-31-MorrisErrol.jpg In the 2008 presidential election, roughly half of eligible voters from age 18 to 24 voted. An even smaller share of young voters is expected in 2012. I wanted to find out why. So I called more than 50 people under the age of 40 into a studio, and asked them.

Why Vote?

Alex Wirth | Posted 12.30.2012 | College
Alex Wirth

Last week a friend asked me at lunch, "Do you believe in voting?" I responded, "Well, of course" and then paused to think. Why vote? Would my one vote really make a difference?