Monday, November 22, 2010

Amendment 26: Voting Age Set to 18 Years

"1. The right of citizens of the United States, who are eighteen years of age or older, to vote shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any State on account of age.

2. The Congress shall have power to enforce this article by appropriate legislation."

The twenty-sixth amendment requires citizens of the United States to be at least eighteen years older in order to vote.

Rock the Vote

The above link directs to the Rock the Vote foundation.  Over the last two decades, Rock the Vote has registered more young people to vote than any other organization or campaign.  The link provides information on who young voters are and how to better involve them so their voices are heard.

This humorous clip from the Onion News Network talks about election results being leaked before voting even takes place.  One remark, "this country is based on the fantasy that the government is the voice of the people," mocks many false illusions the general public has about how their votes do not make a difference.  In fact, each individual vote does make a difference because it brings the public one step closer to what they want.

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