Do You Fit the Nonvoter Profile?

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Do You Fit the Nonvoter Profile?

by Amanda M. Fairbanks

November 3, 2010
Turnout in midterm elections is notoriously grim, especially among young voters. And in the nation as a whole, less than 40 percent of the voting-age population typically casts a ballot. 

Pew Research Center for the People & the Press has recently compiled a list of nonvoter characteristics: "Nonvoters are younger, less educated, less affluent, significantly less Republican in their party affiliation, express greater satisfaction with national conditions than do likely voters, and are more likely to approve of Barack Obama's job performance."

Sound familiar? We're down to the wire here. What's your best line for transforming a nonvoter into a voter? (Extra points for getting a college student into the act.)

Photo (cc) via Flickr user ibitmylip.

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