Study: Young voters need to show up on Election Day

By Heather Hubbs, KCRG-TV9
Young voters could have a decisive impact in Iowa’s U.S. Senate Race, according to a new study by the Center for Information and Research on Civic Learning and Engagement.
The number of millennials, those age 18 to 29, has surpassed baby boomers. Here in Iowa there are about 424,000 18-29 year olds, comprising 20 percent of the state’s population. They could have a big impact in the election, if they show up at the polls, according to the study’s authors, but in the last midterm just under 29 percent cast a ballot.
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