Voting In the 2016 Election

Parker Dolton, Columnist/ Announcements Disruptor

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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

http://www.sos.ca.gov/elections/voter-registration/

How To Register:

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

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