Have you registered to vote? It doesn’t matter if you’re a Democrat, Republican or Independent in your political leanings. Getting registered to vote and then heading to the polls is a key part of making yourself heard and having a voice in decisions that affect your life — from education funding to immigration reform.
That’s why Quizlet and DoSomething.org are working together to empower young people to learn what they need to know about registering to vote and making their voices heard. With verified study sets created by DoSomething.org, you can master the essentials of voter registration, check your state’s registration deadline for the 2018 midterm elections, and get answers to some frequently asked questions about how it all works.
A few quick facts:
- From March until November, every U.S. state will have a primary election this year leading up to the general election on November 6th. In 75% of all elections, the outcome is determined in this first round of voting.
- To be eligible to vote, you must be a United States citizen and at least 18 years of age before election day on November 6th, 2018. In states such as California, you can pre-register to vote before you turn 18.
- Young people who are registered to vote turn out in high numbers. In the 2008 election, 84% of those youth 18-29 who were registered to vote cast a ballot. Over 69 million young people are eligible to vote in 2018!
Registering to vote takes 2 minutes
Click here to register, and receive helpful information on your local elections, key dates and how to inspire your peers to add their voices too. Be the change you’d like to see by making sure your vote is cast this year!