More than two-thirds, or 2 million, of California’s eligible young adults failed to vote in the 2012 general election, according to new research from the University of California, Davis. That's despite a significant increase in 18- to 24-year-olds who registered to vote, especially online.
Young adults who sat out the election also tended to be from lower-income areas of the state. In Imperial County, for example, only 17.6 percent of eligible voters in this age group turned out to vote — the lowest youth voting rate of any of California’s 58 counties. The highest rate was reported in Marin County, with 58 percent of eligible youth voting... Read More