Are You Voting This Year?

Voter Turnout

You're hearing a lot of people say they're not voting in this year's election. They're just not happy with our presidential candidates. That's because inspirational leaders tend to do best in drawing voters to the polls.

USA Today reports the highest rate of turnout since 1948 and World War 2 was nearly 64 percent of the voting-eligible population from age 19 to 60. That's when John F. Kennedy won the race for the White House.

After decades of more-or-less steady decline - it spiked again to nearly 62 percent in 2008 when President Obama was first elected. So who doesn't vote?

The U.S. Elections Project took a look at the percentage of people eligible to vote in 2012 who didn't. The highest percentage of people who didn't vote were those without a High School diploma.

67 percent of them didn't vote. 59 percent of 18 to 29-year-olds didn't vote either.

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