Robbie Shinder, the founder of AbsenteeBallotsNow and a recent High School graduate from Boca Raton, Fla. said, "I don't understand why it's so difficult to vote in the United States. We need to urge our state representatives to make it easier to participate in our civic responsibility to vote." Shinder will be attending Emerson College in Boston, Massachusetts beginning in this Fall. He wanted to make sure that he was going to be able to vote this November even though he was going to be away from home during the upcoming midterm elections. He learned about the absentee ballot system in Florida and then continued to research the process for each State across the United States.
Shinder added, "I have learned that to receive an Absentee Ballot is not simple in any of the 50 States and 5 Territories. If we do not teach this information to every citizen that becomes of age to vote then we are certain to lose voter turnout throughout one's adults life. This weakens our democracy as we lessen our representation with our elected officials."
Absentee Ballots Now is a non-partisan organization and plans to promote its initiatives at high schools, colleges, businesses and organizations throughout the country.
About Absentee Ballots Now: Absentee Ballots Now, Inc. is a 501c3 (applied and approval pending) Corporation that promotes the use of absentee ballots throughout the United States and promotes legislation to make voting easier.