Vote Nevada Supporters,
If you haven’t heard, we are ending the first week of early voting and turnout is very low, especially among young voters. You can read more about turnout here: https://thenevadaindependent.com/article/the-early-voting-blog-2022
The forecast is that 60 percent of registered voters will participate in this election. That means 40 percent of voters, who have mail-in ballots sitting on their kitchen tables are opting to not vote. That is a problem.
It’s easy to say young voters are just not engaged, responsible citizens, but I would like to share what I hear from my students. My students are frustrated and feel paralyzed by all the negative campaign ads. The flood of negative advertising relentlessly tells them all the candidates are very bad for Nevada.
These issue-focused young voters are trying to wade through the ads and research the candidates, but it is difficult to find reliable information, so they are giving up out of fear of making a mistake and voting for someone who will hurt the state.
Young voters tend to be nonpartisan, so, telling them to Vote Blue or vote R or D isn’t helpful; these voters want candidates who will address the issues most important to them. With so few debates and forums that asked objective questions, my students are skeptical of anything that sounds like partisan talking points without substance.
They want to vote for someone, not vote against someone. They want positive reasons to vote, so, they need help doing research to find nonpartisan answers to their questions.
Vote Nevada is therefore partnering with the Marble Manor Resident Council and Mass Liberation to offer a series of information workshops next week to answer questions and assist in researching candidates and ballot questions.
If you know voters who are feeling frustrated and unsure about voting, please share this information and let them know anyone can drop in to get a little bit of help.
A team of volunteers will be available at Marble Manor Community Center from Tuesday, November 1st through Saturday, November 5th. Our team will be available from 5:30 to 7:00 pm each evening. Here is the address: 912 Gerson, LV NV 89106
Here is the workshop flyer:
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