Hi! I'm Laasya and I'm going into the second year of my high school's research program. I've been looking forward to casting my first vote since the day that I learned what elections even were. Learning that even those who hold such a liberty still don't exercise it shocked me and made me want to gain a deeper understanding of the electoral process. Even in today's complex and compelling political landscape, voter turnout still isn't where it needs to be. By conducting research about voter behavior and the factors that influence it, I can learn about the inequity in American elections and how it can be stopped.