assignemtn #5 participation and voting

Assignemtn#5 - Participation and Voting I feel as though this year the percent of young voters will dramatically go up but in the past it has been

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Participation and Voting I feel as though this year the percent of young voters will dramatically go up, but in the past it has been significantly low. According to our text book, in 2004 only 41 percent of voters between 18-20 years old voted. The voter turn out for young teens is lower than older turn out because the percent of eligible voters in lower than the percent of eligible voters that are over sixty-five. In 2004 27.8 million teens were eligible and there were 34.7 million potential older candidates. Another reason younger turnout has been so low is due to the lack of political campaigns that target them. A small 14.2 percent of campaigns were aimed toward teenagers in 2004. Older people are more likely to get out of their house and go to a polling booth for many reasons. First, political campaigns target them because they know they are better organized to vote. The AARP is a huge organization that mobilizes thousand of individuals. Another reason for elders to get out and vote is that they have the time. Now teens of today have school all day, and then have a sport after school or a club or
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This essay was uploaded on 04/17/2008 for the course POLI SCI 101 taught by Professor Dolan during the Spring '08 term at Wisconsin Milwaukee.

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Assignemtn#5 - Participation and Voting I feel as though this year the percent of young voters will dramatically go up but in the past it has been

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