In the 2016 election, approximately 55 percent of eligible US voters cast ballots. That means that nearly 110 million Americans who were eligible to vote didn’t bother. In other words, people who did not vote outnumbered the vote for any of the individual presidential candidates.
That number drops when we only consider young voters. Among voters 18–29, experts estimate only about 50 percent of eligible voters turned out. Further, in midterm elections, voter turnout overall drops to 40 percent nationwide. During this Six O’Clock Series, students will learn about elections at the local, state, and national levels; why elections are important; and what issues are of greatest concern to them.
September 24, 20186:00 p.m.–7:30 p.m.HUB Ohio Room