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FEATURED: Young Voters in the 2008 Primaries/Caucuses

June 13th, 2008
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More than 6.5 million young people under the age of 30 participated in the 2008 primaries and caucuses. This marks a dramatic increase in youth voter turnout over the last comparable election cycle in 2000. In states where data is available for both the 2008 and 2000 primaries, the national youth turnout rate rose from nine percent in the 2000 primaries to 17 percent in the 2008 primaries.

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For primary results by state:

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27 Responses to “FEATURED: Young Voters in the 2008 Primaries/Caucuses”

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