Educate Young Voters Act of 2016
Purpose: To increase and politically educate the population of Florida’s youngest eligible voters. Findings: - 46 million young people ages 18-29 years old are fitted to vote ( 21% of the U.S.’s most eligible voting population)
- Studies have shown that when a young person in a household votes, it will impact the rest of the home and often lead other eligible voters in the home - Experts at the Center for Information and Research on Civic Learning and Engagement have concluded that the thing that most compels America’s youngest voters to vote is contact from organizations and campaigns.
Policy: Every public high school in the state of Florida is required to have a mandatory school assembly outlining the views of each candidate and party every presidential election year hosted in late October. It must be on school grounds if possible and during school hours. Its is preferable that the assembly will occur once in front of all the students at once. If not possible the assembly may occur in smaller groups for a shortened time of an hour and 20 minutes. The standard length of the assembly can be determined by the school’s administrator however must be at least 2 hours. The Republican candidate’s, Democratic candidate’s, and two separate independent candidates’ (one left wing candidate, one right wing candidate) ideas and campaign will be explained to the students by impartial administrators. Each candidate’s views will be explained for 30 minutes each – this includes time for the students to ask as many questions as needed and time to address these questions. If more time is needed per candidate and its party then they may receive an extra 30 minutes at most for an individual candidate. The staff and students may not share their political status or opinions during the course of this assembly. This will be monitored by two of the town’s local officials...
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