Voters under 30 disappoint at mid-term elections (again)

For almost four decades, young voters ages 18 to 29 have turned out for midterm elections at roughly half the rate of older Americans.

Meteor Blade at Daily Kos reports that this November was no better, despite last-minute appeals from both parties.

The Center for Information and Research on Civic Learning and Engagement at Tufts University put this year’s youth voter turnout at about 20.4 percent — 2.4 percent percent lower than in the last midterm in 2006.

Find more voting stats on our disgustingly apathetic generation at Daily Kos.

If you didn’t vote in the mid-term election, tell us why the heck not — in the comment section below.

Comments (1)

  1. Submitted by Matthew Kilanowski on 11/15/2010 - 02:18 pm.

    I did vote…

    …But I can rattle off a list of friends and acquaintances of mine in this age range that didn’t vote, and pretty much everyone has said the same thing: They couldn’t stomach either the Democrat or Republican candidates, and they didn’t think that voting for any candidate from one of the other parties would matter anyway and that they were stuck with one or the other when they wanted neither.

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