Every time an election roles around, people (or at least the media) start to talk a lot about the youth vote. We wonder whether young voters will finally start coming out in larger numbers than usual. Why do less young people tend to vote than the older folks? Are they just apathetic? Do they think voting won’t make a difference, or that no one represents them? What issues do these elusive young people care about? What about those who are politically active?
One of my first assignments as a youthful WYPR news freelancer was to report on the youth vote in November 2006; check it here.
At noon today, we’re bringing together a group of college students from the area to hear their opinions and observations on the upcoming elections. We’d love to hear your thoughts, as well, whatever age you might be. Call 866-661-9309, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or post a comment here.