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How Does Civic Engagement Impact Your Health?

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Our recent report on Youth Civic Engagement and Health highlights the positive health outcomes that civic engagement has on the health of youth. The more young people engage in civic activities, the higher their social connection and sense of belonging to a community, which ultimately translates into better physical and mental health outcomes. Yet, younger voters vote at much lower rates than older voters. So it is important for all qualified voters to register and cast their vote. Voters can start casting their ballots as early as October 5th through election day on November 3rd. For more information on how to register to vote and the multiple ways you can vote, please visit the San Mateo County Elections Office.

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