Sample Message to Young Voters

Dear Student/Friend/Young Colleague/New Team Member:

2019 is a vitally important election year. I am writing to encourage you to join me in exercising our civic duty by voting in the August 6 Primary Election and again in the November 5 General Election.

According to data and analysis by the United States Census Bureau, “among 18-29-year olds, voter turnout went from 20 percent in 2014 to 36 percent in 2018, the largest percentage point increase for any age group – a 79 percent jump.”  This is an amazing turnaround from the 2014 mid-term when this same age group produced the lowest rate of youth turnout in the past forty years.

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. If you don’t vote, you are leaving it others to make critical decisions regarding your 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 go to to learn about the races, candidates and more.

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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