According to the 2004 census, the voting rate among young voters was almost 30% lower than older voters (47% vs 74%). The difference lies in voter registration:
While 79 percent of citizens 55 years and older were registered to vote in 2004, [only] 58 percent of the younger citizens were. (http://www.census.gov/prod/2006pubs/p20-556.pdf)
This year, Florida National University is opening its annual Independence Cookout to the public to host a community wide voter registration drive.
In our ongoing effort to empower young people and develop leadership for the future, Florida National University is supporting the 2008 Rock the Vote voter registration drive targeting 18-29 year olds.
Florida National University will host a cookout from 12noon-7:30pm on Thursday, July 3rd. Individuals registering to vote are welcome to join Students, Faculty, and Staff for free food and entertainment. All ages welcome.
Why should you register to vote? Read Governed by Consent.