The League of Women Voters is an organization with a strong and proud history. For more than eight decades the League has been helping citizens play a critical role in advocacy. With more than 150,000 members, and chapters in all 50 states, the league plays a crucial role in our elections. The League sponsors seminars and produces manuals to educate the public on the issues it decides are important. The League also sponsors voter’s guides including Smart Voter, offering comprehensive coverage of the recent and upcoming elections with unbiased information. A few weeks ago i was able to register for the upcoming elections through the League. If it had not been for the League, I would not have registered and would not be able to vote in the upcoming elections.
Signing uo to vote for the first time is a very special experience. It is one of those steps you take on the journey to adulthood, perhaps the final one. Young voters comprise the majority of the voting population for elections. This doesn’t only mean the youth can swing the results of the elections, but it also tells us the power of the youth to significantly contribute to the institutionalization of deeper and meaningful reforms in our political system. We know what we want, we simply need to go out there and let our voices be heard. Early voter registration was the first step to take to let my voice be heard, and come election time I will make sure that the time and effort taken to register was not in vain.
When I signed the early voter registration form I felt impowered. Afterall, this was the start of my political journey. I have always had a political backround. Most of my family is active politically, and now its my turn. I have been given an opportunity that most others arent, the right to have a say in whats happening with my country. Women werent able to vote until the 19th Amendmant was passed in 1920, so its something that we really take for granted.
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