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Tyler Kingkade

More Young Voters Cast Ballots Than In 2008

HuffingtonPost.com | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 11.07.2012 | College

NEW YORK -- Young voters represented a greater share of the national electorate Tuesday than four years ago, once again voting for President Barack Ob...

Youth Voter Turnout Is HUGE ... On Facebook

The Huffington Post | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 11.06.2012 | College

If you logged in to Facebook today, you may have noticed a box at the top of the newsfeed asking whether you plan to vote. Facebook is tracking res...

MinorsVote.com Lets Young People Get Political

Youth Radio -- Youth Media International | Posted 01.06.2013 | Education
Youth Radio -- Youth Media International

Photo Credit: www.minorsvote.com By: Ashley Williams With election day upon us, some young people aren’t taking advantage of the chance the...

Students Too Young To Vote Carry Out Their Own Elections

Posted 01.06.2013 | Education

As voters head to the polls today, groups of younger, not-quite-18 voters are taking part in democratic elections of their own. At a time when stud...

Passionately Not Showing Up To The Polls

Youth Radio -- Youth Media International | Posted 01.06.2013 | Politics
Youth Radio -- Youth Media International

Photo Credit: CHAZ HUBBARD/Youth Radio Ben Hooper. 26, works as a chef in Florida. He will not be voting in today's election. By Chaz Hubbard Today ...

Postal Disenfranchisement

Jaime Zucker | Posted 01.06.2013 | College
Jaime Zucker

I hope we can all be united in common admiration for the right we took advantage of on November 6. Because we tend to have such easy access to the vote in the United States, it can seem like less of a privilege than it does in places where blood is spilled and governments toppled in the fight for it.

3 Ways To Brag Online That You Voted

Daily Dot | Posted 11.06.2012 | Teen

There are plenty of reasons to vote: civic duty, desire to better your government, free sticker, get off work for a few hours on a Tuesday....

So, Political Ads Have Gotten Kind Of Extreme

Posted 11.06.2012 | Comedy

It's time for young voters to grab this election by the balls... or something. We're not sure, frankly. But whatever this ad wants the youth to do, ...

What's Happened to Our Elections?

Jess Coleman | Posted 01.06.2013 | Teen
Jess Coleman

When the results come in tomorrow, I will not be thinking about Mitt Romney or Barack Obama, but instead the factors that make this election what I like to call the DUMB election. Here's why.

25 Issues That Matter Most To HuffPost Teen Bloggers

Posted 11.06.2012 | Teen

Today, the long Presidential race will finally be over as your friends and families head to the polls. Even though most of you are not yet old enough ...

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 ...