They said Generation Y never do their part when it comes to voting. Well, maybe they should not speak to soon. According to the State Board of Elections, Virginia’s pool of registered voters is getting younger.
According to an article in the Washington Post, about 64 percent of the more than 200,000 new voters who have registered since January are younger than 35. Inquiring minds want to know…what actually drove these young people to the polls? Could it be the way this economy has affected them, or could it be that they actually want to be apart of this historical election; or could it be that presidential nominee Barack Obama has been widely credited for drawing in young people to politics? “In February, 134,968 voters ages 29 and younger cast ballots in the Democratic primary, compared with 52,714 in the Republican primary.”
Whatever the case, past elections have shown that Virginia has voted Republican. What could this mean for Obama? Are you registered to vote? Click here, to register. Don’t forget to fill it out, print it out, and mail it in.