Face-to-Face Outreach Key to Wooing Young Voters

In the last municipal election in 2011, only 28 percent of young people aged 20-29 voted.

In the last municipal election in 2011, only 28 percent of young people aged 20-29 voted.

Before the first registration weekend for the poll this August, the Electoral Commission of South Africa (IEC) says more than 80 percent of the 9.1-million eligible voters who are not registered were under 35 years old.

If young people don’t vote, their concerns will not carry enough weight in the halls of power, and policy will ignore the needs of young people.

To read the article titled, “Face-to-face outreach can get youngsters to the polls,” click here.

Source: 
bd.live.co.za

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