In less than a month the United States will elect a new president to head the executive branch of the nation. For an election that is deemed…

In less than a month the United States will elect a new president to head the executive branch of the nation. For an election that is deemed unprecedented by its participants and the media, there are still a lot of apathetic voters, especially among youth.   One thing I’ve noticed about young voters, especially those in my school is that they’re very cynical about both of the major candidates. They don’t really believe that either candidates who both herald “change” really will change anything once they get elected. And let’s be honest here, how much change can either candidate achieve? Of course, there are third-party candidates also, but their likelihood of being elected is very small.   A friend gave another possibility as to why there are still a lot of voters who don’t feel interested in this election at all: they’re not informed on the issues that the candidates are debating about and rather than voting they’d rather withhold their votes because they might vote for someone whose position on an issue isn’t what they normally agree with.    Why are there still apathetic voters in an election that’s supposedly very exciting?   – Allyson

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