Tuesday, August 26, 2008

These stats aren't boring...

Hey, just thought you guys might be interested in this! Check out a few stats on youth voting in America:

-The 2004 elections marked the largest increase in young voter turnout since 1972.
-In 2004, 81.6% of young registered voters turned out to vote.
-14% of DNC delegates are under age 36. The youngest, (from Minnesota,) is only 17 years old.
-Voters ages 18-29 made up 21% of the electorate in 2006.
-6.5 million voters under the age of 30 participated in the 2008 presidential primaries and caucuses.
-Only about 25% of the younger population eligible to vote actually votes.
-Declare Yourself has registered almost 500,000 voters.

Just thought you guys might be interested, comment if you have any questions!


(Statistics found on www.civicyouth.org and www.statemaster.com.)