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The Millennial Voice

August 29, 2016

Misinformation about young voters has created blind spots in recent elections that serve neither voters nor candidates.

Imagine waiting in line for seven hours to vote only to get to the booths and be told that you were not on the registered voter list. Imagine being told that you could cast a provisional ballot, but you would have to go to the voting bureau within a week and prove that you were registered and legally had the right to vote. Imagine walking away from the line considering never trying to vote again.

For many voters, many of them new to elections, that really happened during the 2012 presidential election in Phoenix’s Maricopa County, Arizona — and if the state’s problematic March primary was anything to go by, it could happen again in 2016.

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