Coalition Formed to Attract Young Voters of Jacksonville

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Nonpartisan Jax Young Voters Coalition has been formed to attract young voter in the upcoming Jacksonville city elections. They want about five percent increase in the turnout. Major reason of forming this coalition was the low turnout of voters aged between 18 to 40 years in the last election of 2011. Friendship Foundation announced this Coalition on the Southbank Riverwalk today.

The main motive is to increase the turnout of the voters. They plan to achieve this goal by social media campaigning, events, engaging and informative marketing, collaborations with like-minded City Council candidates, etc.

Meredith O’Malley Johnson, founder of the coalition said that, together, we have decide that we have a responsibility to define what our generation’s legacy will be for our city.

This all-volunteer association has a group of young professionals who are from a wide range of backgrounds, industries, neighbourhoods and political party affiliations who share the common desire of making Jacksonville a better place.

According to Duval County of Election Office, 2011 elections saw a turnout of 13.5 percent for unitary first elections and 19.7 percent in unitary general election. In order to reach the goal of five percent increase, the turnout for unitary first elections should be 18.5 percent and 24.7 percent for unitary general election.

Johnson thinks that the election results will have a huge impact. She said that the results of our upcoming city elections will determine whether we will have leaders who plan to truly invest in our city to make it even better or leaders who are content with maintaining a culture of mediocrity and sustaining the status qu… MORE

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