The 2020 Presidential Election: When We All Vote

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Alex Stahl, Reporter

With the 2020 presidential election coming up with Voting Day on November 3rd of this year, each citizen 18 and older can be involved. Eligible voters for this election have until October 5th to register to vote either by mail or in person. There is also an early voting period that ranges from October 6th through November 2nd. 

Arrowhead’s Girl Up Club is partnered up with When We All Vote to help reach out to eligible voters to make sure that everyone has the right to vote for who they please. 

Jennifer Passler an Arrowhead English teacher and advisor of Girl Up said, “Girl Up organizes awareness, fundraising, and advocacy activities in our community to make sure that all girls — here and around the world — are educated, healthy, safe, counted, and positioned to be the next generation of leaders.” 

If students are interested in signing up for Girl Up, she says they should send an email to her ([email protected]) to join. Meetings happen on the second Thursday of every month.

Voting is each citizen’s chance to have their voices heard. Each citizen can do this by voting for the presidential election and the midterm elections, which allow each citizen to vote for their state representatives.

Eligible voters in the United states have to be 18 years or older to vote in elections, whether that be presidential or midterm. In Wisconsin, each voter also has to be a citizen of the United States and a current resident. Each eligible voter can also only vote in one location. In Wisconsin one can register to vote by sending in a voter registration slip and then mailing it out to their local election office.

In the 2016 election only 58.1% eligible voters voted, according to Penn State University Libraries https://guides.libraries.psu.edu/post-election-2016/voter-turnout

We All Vote and Girl Up is trying to change those numbers and make sure a higher percentage of voters turn up for this election.

On September 22nd 2020 is National Voter Registration Day. By going to https://nationalvoterregistrationday.org/ students can learn more about this day and how to register to vote, which the latest one can register to vote is October 6th. 

As Jennifer Passler said, “Your vote is your voice; it’s vital that you use it.”