Politicians May Rethink Support for High Turnout

2/22/2016 - CCEP Director Mindy Romero in The Orange County Register.

In California's 2014 general election, 8.2 percent of Californians ages 18-24 cast ballots. 

In response, political-data expert Paul Mitchell told KQED/FM Sacramento, “In California, an 18- or 19-year-old was more likely to be arrested this year than actually vote in one of the statewide elections.”

Mindy Romero, director of the California Civic Engagement Project at UC Davis, concluded, “People say that youth don't vote. … Well, they're not being outreached to, and they're not being pulled into the political process.”

Read the full story in The Orange County Register.