CIRCLE (The Center for Information and Research on Civic Learning and Engagement)
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FEATURED: Voter Registration Among Young People in 2008

November 1st, 2010
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The new CIRCLE fact sheet “Voter Registration Among Young People in 2008” presents detailed information on registration rates among young people, broken down by racial and ethnic groups, differences in educational background, married and unmarried individuals, urbanicity, and state-by-state information. In 2000, voter registration among young people reached its lowest level (55%). Since then, young voters’ registration has been higher, and the rate stayed about the same in 2004 (60%) and 2008 (61%.) Registration is important because registering to vote is sometimes more difficult than the act of voting itself.

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One Response to “FEATURED: Voter Registration Among Young People in 2008”

  1. Deadline for Voter Registration Approaches, Issues at Stake for Young People - Conservative Read Says:

    […] for voter registration for young people are still lower than 2008 levels. Less than 50 percent of eligible young people are registered to vote and only 63 […]