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The Student Vote 2012

How You Can Influence Future History Textbooks: THE STUDENT VOTE 2012 Presented by The youth share (age 18-29) of total votes is on the rise PERCENT 14.3 16.0 17.1 PERCENT PERCENT 2004 2008 2000 The 2008 General Election 22.4 Million of the 131 Million Total Votes 8.4 Million were Age 18-22 (traditional college age) Percentage of youth voter turnout in 2008 was highest in these 5 states New Minnesota Iowa Hampshire Virginia Oregon 68% 63% 62% 59% 59% Percentage of youth voter turnout in 2008 was lowest in these 5 states Hawaii Arkansas Utah Техas Kansas 31% 35% 37% 39% 45% Youth voter turnout in 2008 had a national average of 51% ****......... .. 46 **** MILLION Americans age 18-29 are eligible to vote in the 2012 election That means young voters will make up -21.3% of the eligible voter population in 2012 35.2% of these young voters are new voters (age 18-21, ineligible in 2008) Eligible young voters' education 14.0% 19.9% Less than a high school diploma Bachelor's degree or higher 26.4% -39.7% High school graduates, no college Some college or associate degree But who will actually show up to vote? Young voters with college experience were almost twice as likely to vote as those without college experience in the 2008 election 62.1% 64.1% DID NOT VOTE VOTED 37.9% 35.9% DID VOTED NOT VOTE WITH college experience WITHOUT college experience 10 MOST 10 MOST CONSERVATIVE COLLEGES LIBERAL COLLEGES Brigham Young University U.S. Military Academy at West Point Wheaton College Macalester College Grove City College Hillsdale College Bennington College -Hampshire College Bard College * Eugene Lang College Sarah Lawrence College Oberlin College Oral Roberts University Liberty University Warren Wilson College Prescott College Texas A&M University Samford University College of the Ozarks New College of Florida How students can vote 1. Visit and select your state REGISTERED VOTERS REGISTER To VOTE 2. Get registered*- or check your registration info ID 3. Locate your ID polling place (and know what form of ID to bring) ABSENTEE BALLOT or send in an absentee ballot *Registration deadlines Montana Oct 9 (by mail) Nov 6 (in person) Alabama Oct 26 Alaska Oct 6 Arizona Oct 9 Nebraska Oct 19 (by mail) Arkansas Oct 6 Oct 26 (in person) California Oct 22 Nevada Oct 16 New Hampshire Oct 27 (by mail) Nov 6 (in person) Colorado Oct 9 Connecticut Oct 23 (by mail) Oct 30 (in person) New Jersey Oct 16 New Mexico Oct 9 Delaware Oct 13 D.C. Oct 9 (by mail) Nov 6 (in person) New York Oct 12 North Carolina Oct 12 (by mail)* Florida Oct 9 North Dakota N/A** Georgia Oct 6 Ohio Oct 9 Hawaii Oct 9 Oklahoma Oct 12 Idaho Oct 12 (by mail) Nov 6 (in person) Oregon Oct 16 Pennsylvania Oct 9 Rhode Island Oct 6 (by mail) Illinois Oct 9 Indiana Oct 9 Nov 6 (in person) Iowa Oct 22 (by mail) Oct 27 (in person) South Carolina Oct 6 South Dakota Oct 22 Tennessee Oct 6 Kansas Oct 16 Kentucky Oct 9 Texas Oct 9 Louisiana Oct 9 Utah Oct 9 (by mail) Maine Oct 16 Oct 22 (in person) Maryland Nov 6 (by mail) Oct 16 (in person) Vermont Oct 31 Virginia Oct 15 Washington Oct 6 (by mail) Massachusetts Oct 17 Oct 29 (in person) Michigan Oct 9 Minnesota Oct 16 (by mail) West Virginia Oct 16 Wisconsin Oct 17 (by mail) Nov 6 (in person) Mississippi Oct 6 Nov 6 (in person) Missouri Oct 10 Wyoming Oct 22 (by mail) Nov 6 (in person) *North Carolina voters: You can also register in person and vote early during the "one-stop" voting period from October 18 - November 3, 2012. **North Dakota does not have voter registration. VOTE LET YOUR VOICE BE HEARD! Designed by Textbooks Easy. Fast. Cheap! 2008_updated_6.22.pdf

The Student Vote 2012

shared by amejean on Oct 03
Your vote is important and knows it. We want all Americans to exercise their right to vote, but we want to make sure that students also understand their power as an emerging voting bloc. C...



Anthony Mejean


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