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Which presidential candidate gets the teen vote? Teen Choice 2016, Rock the Vote partner to inspire teens to weigh in


Fri, Jul 29th 2016 01:40 pm

Who should be the next president? Results of youth poll to be revealed during live broadcast of Teen Choice 2016, this Sunday, July 31, on FOX

As the presidential campaign takes center stage, Teen Choice 2016 and Rock the Vote have partnered to poll teens about their "Choice President." This partnership gives teens the power to make their voices heard by voting for whom they think should be the next president of the United States. The results of the youth poll will be revealed during the live broadcast of Teen Choice 2016, airing this Sunday, July 31 (8 p.m. ET), on FOX.

Voting for "Choice President" is now officially open via vote.teenchoice.com, the FOX NOW app and on Twitter using #ChoicePresident @HillaryClinton or #ChoicePresident @realDonaldTrump. Starting today through 9 p.m. Sunday, July 31, teens can vote once each day, per platform user ID, for their Teen Choice 2016 "Choice President." Once teens cast their vote for "Choice President," they will have the opportunity to register to vote in November through Rock the Vote's online voter registration tool, or - if they are not yet of age - pledge to Rock the Vote once they turn 18.

So far this year, Rock the Vote has registered more than 400,000 people with its online voter registration tool. Now, with the launch of "Truth to Power," Rock the Vote's campaign to engage and mobilize young people in the 2016 general election, the organization is looking to register an additional 2 million young voters before Election Day. As the largest and most diverse generation in American history, Teen Choice said, millennials have the strength and passion to come together and help shape the nation's future this November.

Hosted by WWE Superstar John Cena and actress Victoria Justice, Teen Choice 2016 will honor the year's iconic stars from the best films, most-loved TV shows, fiercest music and the top moments in fashion, digital and comedy with coveted Teen Choice Surfboard awards. Five-time NBA champion Kobe Bryant will present the Decade Award to global superstar Justin Timberlake. Four-time Teen Choice 2016 nominee Charlie Puth, Jason Derulo, Flo Rida, NE-YO and Serayah will perform. Jessica Alba, Jennifer Garner, Lea Michele, Sarah Hyland, ChloĆ« Grace Moretz, Chris Evans, Daisy Ridley, Shay Mitchell and Ashley Benson are among the celebrities scheduled to appear.

Rock the Vote is the largest nonpartisan, nonprofit organization in the country, driving the youth vote to the polls. Since 1990, Rock the Vote has fused pop culture, music, art and technology to fulfill its mission of building long-term youth political power. During the past six presidential elections, Rock the Vote ran the largest voter registration drives for young people and has partnered with more than 25,000 partners through its online, multilingual voter registration tool. 

Rock the Vote is dedicated to mobilizing the vote, protecting voting rights and advocating for an electoral process and voting system that works for the millennial generation. 

To get Rock the Vote updates on upcoming events, election reminders and candidates, visit RocktheVote.com. Engage on social media by following Rock the Vote on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram at @rockthevote.

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