January 5, 2018

Why College Voters Matter

In the past I have shared about The Federal Voting Assistance Program (FVAP) which administers the Federal responsibilities of the Uniformed and Overseas Citizens Absentee Voting Act (UOCAVA), but today I have some additional voting information. Many of our readers could be college students considering going into the military, or military parents who have college age students, or maybe you know some college students who could benefit from knowing this.

The Accredited Schools Online have reached out to me since they are working on an outreach campaign to help students understand their rights, the rules and the regulations of an election. Their team recently published a comprehensive guide to help students navigate this year's midterms and future elections. The guide includes a six-step process on how to vote, advice for students voting away from home, and describes the different types of elections and what to expect on a ballot. The entire guide is available below. Navigating the Election Process for Students and First Time Voters https://www.accreditedschoolsonline.org/resources/students-and-first-time-voters/

"College students have plenty on their plates, and when election season comes around, figuring out the voting process can seem overwhelming to deal with. Taking the time to get prepped for voting may not seem appealing, but young voters can have a huge impact on the United States political scene. This guide can smooth the process and help college students ensure they are registered and well-informed when it comes time to fill out their ballots."

Why College Voters Matter

Young voters (aged 18-29) make up 21% of the eligible voting population

More information can be found here:
https://www.affordablecollegesonline.org/college-resource-center/student-voting-guide/

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