One of the reasons youth do not vote is they do not know how to register.
Unlike in most European nations, it is the citizen's responsibility to register to vote. The 26th Amendment decreased the voting age to 18. Youth in the 70's demanded this change be made. But ever since the 26th amendment became law, the % of youth voters actually decreased. Will we let their sacrifice be made in vain? We need to accept the PRIVILEGE we gained and live up to the demands.
In order to vote, you have to be an American citizen. Each state has different voter registration laws, so make sure with your state's governing body. The National Voter Registration Act of 1993 has simplified voter registration, by allowing people to register while applying or renewing their driver licenses.
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