Jones: Teens need more info on voting

Olivia Jones

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High school students don’t know enough about politics.

All we learn is that there are Republicans and Democrats.

We learn more about the politics our country was founded on than we do about the politics that determine our future.

By the time we turn 18, we are just supposed to figure it out. No wonder the younger generations don’t vote as much.

I personally don’t know anything about voting, and it looks like I might just have to learn on my own.

These are things high school students need to know before they become adults.

Political issues are not supposed to brought up in a class setting, but that shouldn’t mean that that today’s youth should be left to fend for themselves.

For example, voting for president is not the only election that takes place.

There are many others like voting for the U.S. House of Representatives, U.S. Senators, governors and mayors.  

Another thing first-time voters don’t know is that there are specific polling offices based on where you live.

They also don’t know that those polling offices are the only place you can legally vote. So they don’t know that if they go to a different one, they are breaking the law.

Go into the beginning of your political life confidently by educating yourself on voting.