Sample Message to Young Voters
Dear Student/Friend/Young Colleague/New Team Member,
2018 is a vitally important election year. I am writing to encourage you to join me in exercising our civic duty on November 6 for the midterm elections.
According to analysis of United States Census Bureau data by the Center for Information and Research on Civic Learning and Engagement (CIRCLE), only 19.9 percent of 18- to 29-years old cast ballots in the 2014 midterm elections. This was the lowest rate of youth turnout in the past forty years.
Now is the time to reverse this trend. Your vote really does matter. Each election, we choose the leaders, at the local, state, and national level, who will have a major impact on our present and future. Therefore, now is the perfect time to familiarize yourself with the voting process and the candidates.
To learn about voter registration, polling locations, advance voting, deadlines, and general voting questions, I encourage you to visit the Johnson County Election Office by clicking here or votejoco.com, to learn about the races, candidates and more: http://jocoelection.org/voters/for_voters.htm. Don’t miss out on this chance to vote for your future. Every individual’s vote does count and can be the difference. As political scientist Larry Sabato wrote, “Every election is determined by the people who show up.”
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