The Science Survey

Since the voting age was lowered from 21 to 18 in 1972, youth turnout has always been lower than that of older voters, until 2018. “I think that politicians start to get nervous when they see, in 2018 for example, that the young people’s turnout was a lot higher,” Julie Ebenstein, senior staff attorney for the ACLU, told Rolling Stone Magazine.

Will I Be Allowed to Vote?

Helen Stone, Staff Reporter
May 1, 2021
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