Voting In the 2016 Election

Parker Dolton, Columnist/ Announcements Disruptor

Why We Should All Vote:

According to a report published by the U.S. Census Bureau, young people between the ages of 18 and 24 consistently have lower voting rates than other age groups. This is a long-standing historical trend that needs to change radically. While our current electoral process is far from perfect, if we have a diverse group of citizens voting to uphold their personal beliefs, we can better the entire process. How does this relate to us? We have a chance to change our future in regards to our economy, social rights, and the environment. Those aspects of society are important.

Who Can Vote:

Anyone who is 18 years old or older and is a citizen of the United States can vote. I have heard many seniors ask if they will be 18 by the registration date. Here is your answer:

Election Date Your registration must be postmarked or submitted electronically no later than:
April 5, 2016

(Assembly District 31,  Special Primary Election)

March 21, 2016
June 7, 2016

(Presidential Primary Election)

May 23, 2016
November 8, 2016

(General Election)

October 24, 2016

How To Register:

Registering to vote is pretty easy. You have two main options: 1) register online ( or 2) pick up a hard copy, which can be found in the Study Hall among other places, and then mail your form in.