The General Election is finally here, and today we have an opportunity to participate in our democracy by voting. In the past, there has been one group of the electorate that has not voted at the same rate as others — unmarried women.
In the 2004 presidential election, 71% of married women cast a ballot while only 59% of unmarried women voted. This year, unmarried women represent 26% of the electorate. That’s one out of four voters, and according to a survey by Women’s Voices, Women Vote, unmarried women appear to be driving much of the early voting in our country. Let’s push for 100% voter participation, and please try to vote early to avoid long lines.
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