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Lower voting age

By The Washington Post

This article was published April 17, 2018 at 2:22 a.m.

The best predictor of whether someone will vote is whether they voted previously, and research suggests that 18--a time of disruption and transition away from home and into the workforce or college--is not an optimum time to get young people into the habit. High school, said Joshua Douglas, a law professor at the University of Kentucky College of Law who has studied this issue, provides a more supportive environment, especially when twinned with improvements in civic education.

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joedellinger3 says... April 17, 2018 at 3:56 a.m.

A Democratic dream: young people are more apt to be Democrats.

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