I am responding to Laura Brill's “California schools are supposed to promote voter registration. Why isn’t that happening?” (Story, Aug. 30)
I don’t believe it is the school’s fault that a number of young Americans aren’t voting or their job to contribute.
The problem is not that young people do not know how to vote, rather the fact many choose not to vote due to either a lack in interest or lack in knowledge of the matters at hand to make an educated vote.
I am 19 years old, and I have not voted yet nor plan to anytime soon. In high school, they encouraged me to vote and showed me how, but I refused because I do not want to vote on matters I do not understand.
Voters should be people who know about the candidates or the propositions, and can make a safe decision that will benefit the country, not just people checking boxes randomly because they have that liberty.
Maybe if students were educated more on the propositions and candidates, there would be a higher participation at the polls.
Schools do their best to show students how to vote’ it’s not their fault there is a drop in young voters.
Sabrina Foreman, Fresno