Seniors register to vote in November

Megan Casey, Editor-in-Chief

On March 23, 1971, a proposal to extend the right to vote to citizens eighteen years of age and older was adopted by both houses of Congress and was sent to the states for ratification.

The amendment then became part of the Constitution on July 1, 1971, which was three months and eight days after the amendment was submitted to the states for ratification.

Here at Elk Grove High School, seniors were given the opportunity to register to vote in the foyer during lunch hours. Some seniors such as Isabella Schirmer and Jordan Barth took advantage of this opportunity and chose to register.

“I wanted to express my opinions and put my ideals to put the right people in power,” Barth said.

There are those, though, who question whether or not 18 is too young for people to be able to vote.

“I do feel that 18 is a good age to start voting because a person is more exposed to the world around them and they are more educated about politics and how it works,” Schirmer said.

Barth had similar views as Schirmer.

“I feel at the age of eighteen, most people have decent judgement and can come to correct and just conclusions,” Barth said.

Seniors now have the opportunity to have their voices heard in participating in this election’s voting.

“The opportunity to vote affects me because the people who get elected will make laws, and those laws will affect our day to day lives and job,” Schirmer said.

“Voting is just another American right and should be used to its fullest ability,” Barth said.