By Audrey M.
Are you a teen who’s interested in learning how to register for voting? Then you’re in the right place! Keep reading to learn about the pre-registration process.
Once a girl becomes 16, she is then eligible to pre-register to vote. Being pre-registered, once that girl turns 18, she is registered to vote in the next election. This service is useful for girls who turn 18 right before the elections. For example, I turn 18 on October 15th, 2020. This means that I was eligible to vote in that year’s presidential election. While Rainbow is not about politics, the voter turnout for adults ages 18-24 is only 36% according to the US Census Bureau. By going to this simple website, a girl can register or pre-register to vote. The Fourteenth Amendment guarantees the right to vote, the 26th amendment further guarantees the right to vote to anyone over the age of 18. This Amendment was ratified in 1971. This means that citizens ages 18-21 have only had the right to vote for 49 years and this year was the 100th anniversary of women getting the right to vote!! Voting is patriotic and if you want to influence policy choices then it is your duty to vote. We can register to vote by going to https://registertovote.ca.gov/.