2 Million More Young People Voted in 2006 than in 2002

Great initial news from CIRCLE: voter turnout among young people is way up in 2006. Hopefully it is a trend in the making.

From their news release: “An estimated ten million young Americans under the age of 30 voted in Tuesday’s midterm elections, an increase of at least two million compared to 2002, according to exit polls and early published tallies of votes that are likely to increase as additional precincts and ballots are included. The preliminary data were analyzed by the Center for Information and Research on Civic Learning and Engagement (CIRCLE), which is the nation’s premier research organization on the civic and political engagement of young Americans.”

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