The number of young voters has never been seen as making a huge impact on the polling turnouts. Young adults ages 18 to 25 for whatever reason tend not to make an appearance at the polls. However, the 2008 election proved to be different. Have young Americans finally found reasons strong enough to vote for and do they feel they are making a difference? Are young voters a priority for the candidates? There are many reasons why young people do not go vote and hopefully this can be changed in the following years so that they too are heard.
Kansas State University conducted a study in 2009 to... [+] Read more
One project of the People’s Legal Front is to get young voters to bring a friend to go vote with them. The project stresses getting young adults out to vote in order for their voices to be heard and what is not a better way than to do it with friends. The more young people that make an appearance at the polls, the bigger difference their votes can make.
This is a great project that encourages young adults to vote because it does matter. They focus on not only getting young people to vote but also... [+] Read more
Kansas State University conducted a study in 2009 to see if the “Role Model Effect” played any role in young women having more political interest and participation. The “Role Model Effect” suggests that if there are female role models, such as Hilary Clinton, who ran in 2008 for the Democratic presidential nomination, there is an increased probability that young women will be more engaged in politics. Two studies were done to measure female engagement between 2006 and 2008 and whether or not young women were more gender-identified in 2008 than 2006.
The lack of female political leaders can... [+] Read more
In an attempt to increase voter registration, Maryland has been endorsing a new online-registration system (Sallie, 2012). Military personal overseas and voters without a license will easily be able to register. The project cost under $5,000 and is believed to be very popular.
There are many reasons why American’s do not vote. Some do not know how to register or do not feel like going out to do so. However, now that it is available to register to vote online a citizen can do it from the comfort of their own home. This could increase the number of young voters because the young generation... [+] Read more
As November approaches we hear nonstop talk about the presidential candidates for the 2012 election. From the newspapers to television commercials, the media is infatuated with the election. The media is the largest outlet for political parties to put out what they are going to do for us. At the same time, it is just as much a prime passageway for mudslinging. The election is greatly affected by the media and has been involved in politics dating all the way back to Eisenhower in 1952. It can change how a candidate is portrayed or exploited. This election, there are two people with two... [+] Read more