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Voting 101  

If you're 16-19 years old and getting ready to vote in your first election, then this guide is for you. Learn how to register, where to find unbiased information about candidates and issues and, most importantly, how to exercise your right to vote!
Last Updated: Dec 4, 2013 URL: Print Guide RSS Updates

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The Registration and Voting tab contains links to sites that will help you determine if you are eligible to register to vote, find instructions on how to register, locate your polling place, find out when elections are being held and navigate your in-person, early and absentee voting options. 

The Candidates tab will lead you to sites to help you identify and learn more about the candidates for office.  

Check out The Issues tab for links to U.S. Political Party sites, tools to help you understand where you stand on the issues, and some fun political games!

The Your Elected Officials tab will help you figure out who's already in office in your area and how you can learn about what they stand for, what they're doing, and when you can vote to keep them in office...or not!

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