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NatlVoterRegDay52 karma

Young people are less likely to vote because they have not voted before and have more barriers to overcome when it comes to casting their ballot for the first time. This year, especially, the process will be confusing for new voters and with new people turning 18 every year, it’s something we have to constantly keep in mind. If you want to learn more about young people turnout and their influence in the 2020 election, checkout civicyouth.org: https://circle.tufts.edu/

NatlVoterRegDay33 karma

We also know that voting is a habit. Once someone votes, they are more likely to vote in the following elections. This is partially because they are now familiar with the process, and it’s easier for them to continue voting. The best thing you can do to help people register and vote is support them in getting registered to vote and voting for the first time since the process is new and can be intimidating.

NatlVoterRegDay28 karma

It’s not difficult to have a conversation about voting and politics if you approach it from the perspective that all U.S. citizens eligible to vote should be able to participate. Elections affect our lives and communities, and if you can help them see those connections they will be more inclined to vote. Tools like Vote411.org can help them learn more about candidates.

NatlVoterRegDay22 karma

The easiest way is to check with your elections office. In short though, if you’re a US citizen and at least 18 years of age, you are eligible to vote in most states. There’s a few states that have restrictions on ex-felons voting. You can see those rules at https://www.ncsl.org/research/elections-and-campaigns/felon-voting-rights.aspx

NatlVoterRegDay22 karma

Voting requirements vary across states, so the best thing to do is check with your local election office! You may be able to update your registration to your new name right away. You can also call look to VoteRiders for assistance around proper voter ID.