New voters cast ballots, but new, younger residents not getting involved yet
By LEADER STAFF
A breakdown of the 6,300 who voted in last Tuesday’s primary reveals that 45% of those voters did not vote in 2019.
In addition, 2,000 primary votes were cast by voters who never voted before.
In other words, new voters who came out for the first time as a category scored a figure that dwarfed all expectations from those who follow vote totals in this city.
A further breakdown of the vote that came out by age is a mind boggler, or at the very least, an eye-brow raiser.
Somewhere between 4%- 9% of the vote was made by men and women between the ages of 18-24.
This proves that younger people by the widest margin, take little to no interest in local politics or at least take little to no interest in this primary.
Voters aged 25-34 also showed minor interest in the primary. About 630 voters in that age group voted last Tuesday.Continue reading Surprises in Primary voting trends