Who can convince young people to vote?
Young adults see other young adults, other young politicians and the President as the most convincing messengers to convince them to vote. Young Voters in the World Singapore: young voters make up 40 percent of the electorate and politicians reach out to them regularly. Slovakia: politicians are “chasing first time voters.” Ireland: advocates are outraged at the poor state of voter registration lists and are calling for “immediate funds so that local authorities, census enumerators and postmen could call door-to-door to register all those eligible to vote.” Japan: the prime minister bolstered his power thanks to a strong and supportive voter turnout from young people. Mexico: a Rock the Vote style campaign is underway for their election on July 2, as reported by Harp Magazine. Jamaica: “A NEW generation has come of age in Jamaica and politicians ignore us at their own peril.” Why Vote? • Texas was admitted as the 28th state in 1845 by one vote. • When President James K. Polk asked the