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C-SPAN: The Youth Vote


Most young people don't vote. In 2004, only 37% of eligible voters aged 18-24 voted. That was a dramatic 11% increase from 2000. In this video, Producer David Burstein discusses the issues of voter turnout among youth, which range from money to difficulties in obtaining absentee ballots. He also discusses trends among younger voters, such as an increase in independent voters.

Why is voting important? What are obstacles to voting? How does Burstein believe younger voters could change politics?

Source: David Burstein, The Youth Vote, C-SPAN Classroom (accessed November 27, 2008).

How to Cite This Source
David Burstein, "C-SPAN: The Youth Vote," in Virginia Civics, Item #70, (accessed December 3, 2021).
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