When is your last day to register?
The number of U.S election voters aged 45 and over, significantly outweighs that of younger individual voters. In 2012 alone, 71% of the American population aged 71 and over exercised their voting rights as opposed to the mere 49% of those aged between 18-29. In addition to this, the 65 and over population is expected to continue to steadily rise over time, this suggests that candidates should pay extra attention to winning the “older” vote. Seniors tend to be more connected to their communities thus, feeling an increased responsibility to practice their voting rights. Surprisingly so, there are still some individuals who feel seniors should not have the right to vote claiming that they “are out of touch” with current policies.
Luckily for seniors, the right to vote is completely theirs and due to their mass participation, they often have a huge influence over each election’s outcome too! Seniors should absolutely practice their right to vote and should focus on candidates they feel will serve their best interests, whether it be their own or family interests. It is recommended you inform yourself on the candidates for each election, decide which policies are best suited, and exercise your right to vote! Found below are the last days Americans may register to vote by state and US territory as provided by Business Insider.
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