Author Archive: Project Vote

Legislative Efforts to Engage High School Students Move Quietly Forward

by Erin Ferns

With an estimated 23 million 18-29 year old citizens turning out to vote in the 2008 presidential election, it is easy to assume that young people today have overcome the stereotypical image of “apathetic youth.” Yet, while the last few election cycles show an ever-growing interest in political engagement, young people are still underrepresented in the U.S. electorate-a problem that seems to have more to do with lack of access than lack of interest.  

Casting A Ballot Proves Daunting For Former Felons

Cross-posted at Project Vote’s blog, Voting Matters

Weekly Voting Rights News Update

By Erin Ferns

“…Too many people do not understand or exercise their voting rights, and as a result, entire segments of our population – and especially formerly incarcerated individuals – are being underrepresented at the polls on Election Day.” – New Jersey Sen. Ronald Rice (D-Newark)