In 1972, with the passage of the Twenty-sixth Amendment, the voting age was lowered from 21 to 18. However, since that time, voter turnout among young people has been on a steady decline. Some think the reason for the decline has to do with politicians not taking an interest in issues that concern the youth. Others think young people believe they donít have any power to change the country through the power of the vote. Whatever the reasons may be for voter apathy, teens are beginning to take an active role in encouraging their peers to vote.
Destination Title: Teens Helping Teens to Vote
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Start at the Youth Vote Coalition Web site.
- Click on the article titled "Teens helping teens to vote."
- Scroll down to read the entire article.
Use what you have learned to answer the following questions.