Let your voice be heard, register to vote


AIS COOK, Staff Writer

Young people are perhaps the most important age demographic for the upcoming elections on November 3. 

For years, young people had been voting more and more infrequently, with only 20 percent voting in the 2014 midterm election. But, in the 2018 midterm elections, turnout from people ages 18-29 jumped 79 percent from the election 4 years prior. This proved to be crucial for democrats’ efforts to flip the house majority from Republican to Democrat.

This year, turnout of young voters could decide the election.

Even though you have to be at least 18 to actually vote, people as young as 16 can register, and Massachusetts offers many easy ways to do so. This link shows the easiest ways to register to vote in Massachusetts. If you have a driver’s license, you can register directly online, and if you don’t, you can fill out a form at that site and print it out, then sign it and mail it to your city’s town hall.

You must be registered to vote by October 24th, to vote in the election. Every vote matters!