"The most important office, and the one which all of us can and should fill, is that of private citizen."
In any democracy, the role of the citizen is paramount to the health of the nation. One of the most important roles a citizen can fill is that of an educated voter. Please take some time to explore the resources below to learn more about the importance of voting and the role of a citizen.
To learn more about the importance of voting and civic responsibility, please explore the sources below:
- Why Voting is Important?- National Geographic
- The Responsibilities of Citizenship- Pew Research
- What is citizenship? What are the rights and responsibilities of citizens?- Arlene Gardner, NJ Center for Civic Education
After you have learned about the importance of voting and civic responsibility,
here are two other sources to help you begin the process of registering to vote:
In order register to vote, a student must be:
- At least 17 years old; and understand that they may not vote until they reach
the age of 18.
- Be a United States citizen;
- Have been living in the state and county for 30 days; and have been registered to vote at least 21 days before the election.
If you would like more information related to voter registration, please stop by the media center to pick up a copy of a voter registration application.