Online Guide for First-Time Voters

Posted by Student Training & Education in Public Service (STEPS) on September 6, 2022

With the 2022 midterm election right around the corner, millions of newly eligible voters across the country are preparing to cast their ballot for the very first time. About 36% of 18- to 29-year-olds polled said they plan to vote this year in the U.S., making them one of the most important groups to turn up on Election Day. However, first-time voters are also the group least likely to register to vote and to cast their ballot come election time.

There are many things to figure out if it’s your first-time voting, including your eligibility, timing, logistics, candidates, and more. Maybe you’re turning 18 and you’re not sure where to start, or maybe you’re eager to get involved in the electoral process. From researching candidates and picking your party to registering and casting your ballot, we’ve got you covered. Here’s what you need to know to exercise your right to vote.

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