Part Four: 5-5=Vote!
Young adults recently gave NPR 5 reasons why they did not vote in the 2016 general election and do not plan to vote in the 2018 midterm election. We take on the Big 5 in this new blog series, “5-5=Vote!”
Reason #4: I move all the time. Studies show young adults move a lot, an average of 6 times by the time they’re 30 years old. Frequent moves may leave young voters feeling less connected to politics. New graduates may not be familiar with issues affecting their new city or state, and college students may lose touch with issues affecting people back home. Plus young adults may not know where to vote, their new address or their old? Let’s start with where to vote, as that’s the easiest to address. Vote wherever you consider “home” to be located. If you went away to college and intend to live there (at least for now), that’s where you should vote. If you intend to go back to where your parents live or where you went to high school, that’s where you should vote. Getting and staying connected to local issues and politics can be more challenging, but these tools can help you connect issues you care about with local candidates. Whatever you do, don’t let a move silence your voice. It counts!