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On-Campus Voter Turnout Jumps in 2016

Manhattan College students voted at a total rate of 45 percent in the 2016 elections, a 10 percentage-point jump from the 2012 elections.

The figures were released to Manhattan College as part of the National Study of Learning, Voting and Engagement (NSLVE). 923 more words

News

Voter behavior influenced by hot weather

— By Tania Fitzgeorge-balfour

Political rebellions and riots have been associated with warmer weather, but until now, there has been little research on its potential influence on peaceful and democratic political behavior.  527 more words

Psychology

Rise of the younger voter: Millennials' growing power

New research shows that for the first time, younger voters outvoted their elders in 2016.

According to the latest data from the Pew Research Center, millennials and those in Generation X — voters in the 18-35 and 36-51 age ranges — edged out baby boomers and members of the so-called silent and greatest generations in the November 2016 election. 1,277 more words

Why and how Canada should lower the voting age to 16

Federico Vargas

Why and how Canada should lower the voting age to 16

Few today would question the right of 18-year-olds to vote in elections. Until as recently as 1971 however, Canadians younger than 21 years of age were barred from casting a ballot for federal elections. 1,043 more words

Canada

Massachusetts to Consider Registration on Election Day

A new report has found that registration on Election Day increases overall voter turnout. More than a dozen states have already incorporated same day registration including Connecticut, Maine and Vermont. 102 more words

Boston

Venezuelan election turnout more than doubled estimate by outsiders: officials

CARACAS, Venezuela – Venezuelan electoral authorities said more than 8 million people voted to create a constitutional assembly endowing President Nicolas Maduro’s ruling socialist party with virtually unlimited powers – a turnout more than double that estimated by outsiders and by opponents who derided the announcement. 1,159 more words

World

Chile in Crisis

Today is election day in Chile.  Well, it’s primary day but that is national.  Chile elects its president by a straight majority vote so the three main parties are, today, having a primary to choose their candidate.  783 more words