What is Time to Vote?
Time to Vote is an organization created by a young adult for young adults. Time to Vote’s goal is to provide information about current events and the history surrounding them, in order to increase knowledgeable voter turnout.
How is Time to Vote different than other media sources?
Different than a news source, Time to Vote takes a unique approach by focusing specifically on the factors influencing events rather than the politics surrounding them. Time to Vote also provides opinion articles separately that discuss certain viewpoints on the topics.
Why is Time to Vote important?
For a democracy to flourish, the government and its policies must represent the desires and wishes of its people. People communicate their wants and wishes through the ballot box; however, if people don’t understand or are not knowledgeable about a candidate or a proposition, voters tend to make a choice that is informed by prevalence of promotion in media — or not voting on the issue at all — rather than making an educated choice. The votes only represent people’s desires if the voter knows how the policies affect them and their community. Therefore, before showing up at the polling stations, the voter should have a fundamental understanding of the topic on the ballot.
However, educating oneself on the candidates and issues can be overwhelming, especially for young adults. At times it almost seems as though there is too much information to know where to begin, and often the information available is written for a different audience. By distilling current events and topics into easily digestible articles– and produced from the perspective of a young adult, Time to Vote aims to remove barriers preventing young adults from voting.
Meet the founder
Hi, I’m Delaney! I am a senior in high school and I love to play basketball and to participate in Speech and Debate. I have passions in activism, learning, and small business, so I am extremely excited to see where this journey of Time to Vote takes me! 🙂
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Want to join the team?
If you have a passion for writing, researching, outreach, or a position you feel would be a good addition to the organization, email us to join the team! We will help you through the process of joining. We look forward to hearing from you.