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March 15, 2016 > Empowering the voters of tomorrow

Empowering the voters of tomorrow

Submitted By Sets Amann, LWVFNUC

Voter registration is critical to spurring young people to get involved. Census data tells us that approximately three quarter of young people who register end up turning out to vote in major elections years. Yet, according to analysis by the Center for Information and Research of Civic Learning and Engagement, about only half of all young people voted in 2012. Too many young people report that it is lack of information and access which keeps them on the sidelines at election time. Registration and education is the key to unlocking the potential for millions of young voters.

The Alameda County Registrar of Voters and League of Women Voters of Fremont, Newark, Union City (LWVFNUC) are working with high schools in Fremont, Newark, and Union City by offering classes in: Youth Voter Registration, Importance of Voting, and use of SMART Voter to get information regarding current election. Through thoughtful collaboration, we hope we can inspire young people to become active and engaged leaders for tomorrow.

For more information, visit www.lwvfnuc.org or call (510) 794-5783.

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