Casting a vote is hard

I finally turned eighteen just in time for the primary election. As a first time voter and a teenager, I question why there were no letters send to me about the upcoming election. The red and white letter that explained where to go to vote and who is running, only my sister got it in my family.

Was all the responsibilities put on to me because “I should be an active citizen”? Was I supposed to research all the information regarding this upcoming election without a clear understanding of how the election actually works?

No, it shouldn’t be. High school students should be educated about how the election works. Aside from the presidential elections, I have no idea how the other elections work.

I have registered many of the Chinese citizens before the 2008 presidential election. I have the knowledge of how to register people to vote but I have no exposure of the candidate’s ideas of this year’s election.

“I am going to vote,” I said days before my eighteen birthday. I have always wanted to vote and I regret not being able to vote in the 2008 election. I registered others to vote as my way of evolving myself in the election.

Now that I have turned eighteen, I have no idea who to vote for. After the presidential election, all the other local elections seem to be hidden to the constituents.

President Obama uncovered the voting potentials of the young adults ages 18 and up. A great sum of young adults started to vote not because they wanted to vote but because someone [Obama] gave their votes a much greater value.

With this new angle aimed at the young voters, young voters like me need to be well exposed and educated about all elections in order for us to make a well thought out vote.

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