Nearly Half Of NC’s Youngest Voters Didn’t Cast Ballots In 2016…

Excerpt By: News & Observer. Written By: Colin Campbell

Nearly half of North Carolina’s registered voters between ages 18 and 25 didn’t bother to cast a ballot in November, according to a new analysis released Thursday.

The advocacy group Democracy North Carolina, which lobbies for voting access, analyzed the state’s election data and found that some demographic groups had far better turnout than others, while overall voter turnout was at 69 percent of registered voters – just 1 percentage point behind the record from 2008.

 

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