Youth are the pillars of our nation, they are the hope of our society their active participation in voting process can bring positive change in our society.Youth of 21st century are more aware about the daily happening their part in voting is must. We all youth of India must vote for our mother India. Vote Hamara Adhikar he nahi our Moral Duity.
Why Youths Need to be Involved?
First, democracy is strongest when citizens participate and for too long, young people haven’t been full participants. Second, the best way to get politi¬cal leaders to pay attention to young people and their issues is to demonstrate that young people are a viable constituency that can be mobilized. By increasing the number of young people vot¬ing in a big way, issues affecting youth may quicker be addressed and politicians will start taking young people’s opinions seriously.
Youth need to feel that their vote can make a difference. Many youth feel disconnected from the political system. They feel disillusioned and disempowered within the political process. The end result is that many of our youth in Trinidad and Tobago do not vote. They believe that issues affecting them are not taken seriously and they do not see many policies and issues debated by our political leaders as affecting them. Many of them are not even aware of the legislative policies and issues. This is why this Youth Voter Awareness Campaign is so important. It seeks to reach youth through exciting activities aimed at enlightening them and sensitizing them towards the electoral process and civic participation in the electoral process.
Why Youth Voting Matters
- Voting is habit-forming: when young people learn the voting process and vote they are more likely to do so when they are older. If individuals have been motivated to get to the polls once, they are more likely to return. So, getting young people to vote early could be key to raising a new generation of voters.
- Young people are a major subset of the electorate and their voices matter:
- More then 46 million young people ages 18-29 years old are eligible to vote, while 39 million seniors are eligible to vote.
Involving young people in election-related learning, activities and discussion can have an impact on the young person’s household, increasing the likelihood that others in the household will vote.
- Young people are most effective messengers within their communities.
- They are the Future of Nation.
- They can change entire situation.