Today’s generation is notorious for neglecting their right to vote. However, their voice is important as these key issues in our current election relate to their concerns, especially the ages between 18 and 30. This makes it important for the millennials to represent their vote.
Below are five reasons why the youth’s vote will impact the future.
The Millennials Account for Nearly Half the Population
As the millennials have nearly half of the voting population, the participated voters decreased by 2%. Experts believe that once the boomer generation decreases, the millennials will become the largest and most powerful group to vote in the future elections. However, not all who have the power to vote will.
Older Citizens Are More Likely to Vote
While millennials make up a large part of the population, they are less likely to vote than the older generation. In fact, in 2016, nearly 19% of millennials voted in the presidential election while 49% of older citizens played as largest electorate vote.
Every Single Vote Counts
Many people assume that their vote will not count for countless reasons. Hence, they rather choose to not waste their time to participate in the elections. Millennials are reported to not agree with other candidate, which leads them to sit out as a result.
The Younger Generation Were Affected The Most During the Great Recession
With college debt and the lack of employment, these financial times effected the youth after the Great Recession. While unemployment rates have continued to decline, millennials have found their step into the new economy with debt forgiveness, healthcare, and more.
Youth Votes Are Diverse
In today’s generation, the young voters are made up of a diverse group. They are well diverse as the millennial electorate is believed to become the first demographic group to challenge the two-party system and heighten the drive to choose alternative political parties that will represent the needs of a diverse population.
You might think that choosing to vote may not be important now, but within the next year years you might be faced with challenges. It is your time to speak up and make a choice to partake in the election.