Problems with voting - 12.0% did not like candidates or...

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Are Young People Voting???
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A Few Things To Know In the 1998 midterm election, only 12 percent of 18- to 24- year-olds and 8.5 percent of 18-19 year olds voted . Young people are volunteering in their communities more than ever. While volunteering is viewed as a way to "give back" and help one's community, voting doesn't inspire the same sentiments. Political parties are more focused on older people around the age of 65 and older. One obvious reason is that seniors vote in greater numbers than young people. http://www.alternet.org/story/14443/
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Some Percentages too busy, schedule conflicts 27.1% out of town, away from home 10.4% transportation problems 1.7% all time and convenience problems 40.6% not interested or felt vote would make no difference
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Unformatted text preview: 12.0% did not like candidates or campaign issues 7.3% all dissatisfaction issues 19.3% illness or disability 13.1% bad weather 0.7% all special barriers 13.8% registration problems 4.1% forgot to vote 5.7% other reasons (not specified), don't know, or refused 16.5% http://www.peterlevine.ws/mt/archives/000638.html The Motor-Voter Law A law that enables prospective voters to register when they obtain or renew a driver's license. The Motor-Voter law, which was supposed to increase turnout by simplifying registration, did raise the registration rate but not actual turnout in elections. http://www.motorvoter.com/ TO VOTE!!!!...
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