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Push to get young people to the polls

Posted at 5:40 PM, Sep 25, 2018
and last updated 2018-09-25 20:49:34-04

A big push to get people registered to vote especially young people. 

University of Arizona student, Carlos Martinez says, "what I have seen working for campaigns is, when we're calling voters I've been astonished that most of the voters are older." 

National Voter Registration day is to spread awareness that the elections are coming up. Pima County Recorder, F. Ann Rodriguez says registrations are up this year.

"The energy with what's going on with the campaigns, candidates, the commercials it's starting early."

Martinez says, "what happens is the issues that are important to the older generation are the ones being forecasted by politicians. If they see young people out there and they play a role in elections they will see that there is a certain amount of young voters and will shine a light on the issues the young people are looking at because they are responsible."

Student Jake Taylor moved to Tucson from Ohio 2 months ago. Taylor says, "it's important for our generation because we are labeled as people who aren't going to vote - this past election it was iffy and my friends didn't go out to vote."

To register to vote, click here. 

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