The right to vote is crucial to an effective democracy. However, in the United States, many people who do have the right to vote, don't exercise it. According to Fairvote, "Voter turnout in the United States fluctuates in national elections. In recent elections, about 60% of the voting eligible population votes during presidential election years, and about 40% votes during midterm elections. Turnout is lower for odd year, primary and local elections."
Low voter turnout allows the few to decide who leads the many, causing a viscous cycle in which potential voters become disheartened in the political process, and feel as if their vote does not matter. Here at the College Democrats of Massachusetts, we want to empower eligible voters to have their voices heard at the ballot box. For that reason, we have set the goal of registering 3,000 new voters in our state before the election. We'll be mobilizing our membership at both chapter and caucus levels to reach this goal.
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