Cancel class on election day at The University of Texas at Austin to promote voter turnout
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Election Day is one of the most important times for citizens in the United States and as voter apathy is on the rise, something must be done to combat the negative attitude toward elections. One way in doing so, is simply to promote voting.
As the United States continues to grow and evolve, it is increasingly more important to get young people involved in the election process. Many students simply don't have time to vote on election day due to class and the time commitment of voting. By giving students a holiday on midterm and presidential elections, it both promotes and allows for all students to participate in their most important civil duty.
If we want the culture of voter apathy to change in our nation, we must provide young people with the means to participate and care. The University of Texas at Austin can lead the charge for change and hopefully promote other state institutions to follow suit.
Proposal: Introduce a student holiday every two years on the dates of midterm and presidential elections.
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