Did you know…

By Christopher Rogers
September 23, 2004

– Only 50 percent of young adults say they discussed politics, government, or current events with their parents.

– 19 percent say that they “never” talk about politics, government or current events.

– Of the people who grew up discussing politics in their home, 75 percent are registered to vote.

– A study conducted by the University of Maryland of young adults ages 15-25 shows that 49 percent think that voting is not important.

– The study also shows that only 46 percent believe that they can make a difference in solving community problems.

– 14 million voting age people with disabilities are not registered to vote.

– People with disabilities register to vote at a rate that is 16 percent less than the rest of the population.

– Disability service providers are required by law to offer voter registration to their clients.

– 75 percent of people with disabilities report they have never been asked to register to vote by a service provider.

– There are over 35 million voting age persons with disabilities.

– In the 1996 presidential election, 30 percent of people with disabilities of voting age voted; 50 percent of the voting age population at large voted.

– Husbands and wives cannot vote together in the same voting booth.

– Primary elections, conducted by the county election commissions, are held to determine who will be that party’s nominee.

– You may obtain the names of your elected officials and polling place by contacting your county voter registration office.

– A person who does not live within the municipality, but who owns property within the municipality, would not be considered a resident for the purpose of voting in a municipal election.

– A person who was not qualified to vote in the first election for failure to register 30 days prior to an election is not qualified to vote in that election’s subsequent run-off.

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