What it means to THINK THE VOTE

// The importance of civic discourse

Bridge the Divide Top Comments

Q: Should the voting age be lowered to 16?

yes

“Society sees teenagers as uninvolved and uninterested in their community. Maybe that’s because teens are not offered the same opportunities to get involved. High school students are able to balance eight classes, as well as the obligations of a job, athletics, and academic clubs. These commitments teaches these individuals responsibility, critical thinking, and a sense of self; all traits that a person needs to make an educated decision about a political candidate or proposition. Students are more than capable of seeing what is best for themselves and their community.”

Kailyn from Georgia

no

“From my perspective the average politically minded child at the age of 16 falls into two categories: They either hold no interest to politics or they are mindlessly following their parents or guardians political ideas.”

Chase from Florida

Think the Vote helps you to understand controversial topics and current events. Thinking through your vote is more than showing up on Election Day and picking the person that you like the best—it’s showing an interest in the world and the issues that surround you every day.

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“Let both sides explore what problems unite us instead of belaboring those problems which divide us.”

– President John F. Kennedy, Inaugural Address, January 20, 1961