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The Wessex Wire

The Wessex Wire

FAQ: What’s up with the 2016 election?

By Maddie Gering ’16

Requirements to run for president?
– must be at least 35 years old
– a resident within the United States for at least 14 years or a natural born citizen

Does your vote really count?
When voting, your vote counts just as much as someone else’s who lives in your state, but might not be worth as much as someone voting in another state. This is because each state has a different number of representatives based on the population of each state.

What’s the role of the electoral college?
Citizens do not directly vote for the president, but they designate electors who pledge to vote a certain way. New Jersey has 14 electors; giving them fourteen votes when deciding in an election.

How do I register to vote?
– at a County Voter Registration Office

– get a Voter Registration Mail Application form from the state or the federal government

– check off the box when renewing your driver’s license


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