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Election 2016

The Race to the White House


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Voting is your right. It sounds like a cliché, but it’s the most basic reason to vote. As a citizen, voting is your way of getting a say in the issues that your country faces and how to tackle them. Voting in your primary or caucus gives you the opportunity to choose the candidate who best represents your ideology and to do your part to get him or her on the ballot this November.

Your vote really matters. A handful of votes can swing a primary or election. Use your vote to voice your choice. Don’t let other people choose your next president for you. Look up your state‘s primary or caucus and register to vote, if you haven't already

Voting is fun! Researching candidates, learning about their plans and what they care about, watching debates, attending events--there are many things you can do to be part of election season. Whether you work at a poll during Election Day or volunteer at a campaign, make a plan to get involved.

Voting is rebellious and cool. Only 45 percent of voters (PDF, Download Adobe Reader) under the age of 30 voted in the 2012 Presidential election. Young Americans can influence the direction of this country, but less than half of young voters are doing so. You know the issues you care about. Find out who represents them best and vote for that person

Presidential Election Process

Special Note

This Guide presents selected material on the 2016 Presidential campaign. For general info., and for Georgia, please see the page on the Government Information Research Guide for Elections/Voting.