National Voter Registration Day celebrated Tuesday

National Voter Registration Day celebrated Tuesday
National Voter Registration Day celebrated Tuesday
Posted at 4:44 AM, Sep 25, 2018
and last updated 2018-09-25 02:40:27-04

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) - Before you know it, election day will be here again.

And across the country, people are hitting the streets for National Voter Registration Day.

WTXL ABC's Jada Williams was live Tuesday morning to discuss voting.

Most of the efforts to mobilize new voters are happening where you're likely to find a lot of unregistered voters, on college campuses.

The Leon County Supervisor Of Elections Office is partnering with Florida State, Florida A&M and Tallahassee Community College to help students get registered to vote.

While it's too early to tell how the youth vote impacted the primary elections, data does show that for the two elections before that one the youth vote turnout wasn't very high and is about half as low in an off year election, like this year.

Political Contributor Dr. Ed Moore says that for voters between the ages of 18 and 29 there's only about a 20 percent voter turnout.

"I think you'll see a lot more energy this year in the general election than normal, but the youth vote is the lowest demographic in voter turnout traditionally," Moore said. "The older you get, you more apt you are to vote. But seeing that kind of turnout is scary if you're a candidate that's dependent upon the youth vote."

There's a registration drive scheduled for all three college campuses in Tallahassee.

FSU students can register to vote outside of Strozier Library.FAMU students can find a table set up at the Eternal Flame. And TCC students will find registration at the Life Sports Complex and Student Union area.

Registrations runs from 10 until four at each school.

To vote in the November elections, you have to register by October 9.