Turns Out, Gen Z Students Say Have No Idea Where To Buy A Stamp!

3 years ago



As you might already know, recently, a lot of young people gained the right to vote, so US government expects post-Millennials to take a part in the future of the country. However, Fairfax County, Virginia notices a surprising trend: Generation Z fails to mail in their absentee ballots. Why?

Because they simply don't know where to get stamps. For these simple reasons, the Typical Student team is going to guide you through this process.


What’s The Point?


So, to exercise their civic duty, Generation Z children need only 49 cents. Many of them already have the right to vote but it was found that young men have no idea where to get a stamp.

Summer 2018, Lisa Connors ( the Fairfax County Office of Public Affairs) created a focus group. There were college students interned in various county departments. And here’s what Lisa says:


"One thing that came up, which I had heard from my own kids but I thought they were just nerdy, was that the students will go through the process of applying for a mail-in absentee ballot, they will fill out the ballot, and then, they don't know where to get stamps. That seems to be like a hump that they can't get across."


What is more, according to Lisa Connors, many boys and girls from the mentioned group said that they know a lot of people “who did not send in their ballots because it was too much of a hassle or they didn't know where to get a stamp."


Where To Get A Stamp?


Although it seems to be funny, let’s figure out where today’s students can buy stamps. Actually, you can get a stamp online using these resources:

Besides, stamps can be found almost anywhere. You can get them visiting such places as:

  • gas stations,
  • banks,
  • pharmacies,
  • big box retailers, (like Walmart) etc.

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Any questions or propositions?