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WHY YOUNG PEOPLE DO NOT VOTE IN CANADA TODAY 2 Reasons Why Youth Voted In The Past Among the reasons that influence voting today among youths compared to those in the past, technology, and social networking has being a major player. Today, we have a larger platform for social media where youths interact through various topics exempting politics. The youths in the past had a social movement, which influenced their decisions in engaging in political matters hence encouraging them to vote during elections. The youths of today tend to be more utilitarian compared to those in the past, and this has resulted in political parties to become compatible with this. Hence, the youths in return do not feel the commitment to vote. The generational effect has had an impact on voter turnout when comparing the past and now. For instance, although the average turn out for the six elections before 1990 was 74%, this figures dropped to 67% during the three elections between 1990 and 2000. This decline in percentage is justified by the generational effect through an examination of the cohort’s likeliness to vote in subsequent generations (Lee and Powell, 2010). When we keep the ages constant, we find out that the inclination to vote dropped from the old to the youngest age groups.

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