WCBE Stories
2:25 am
Thu March 6, 2008

Youth vote increase seen in Ohio

Columbus, OH – Unofficial vote tallies show Tuesday set a record for voter turnout in an Ohio primary election. Estimates from a research group that studies young voters finds the youth vote nearly doubled in the state since the last presidential primary. The University of Maryland-based Center for Information and Research on Civic Learning and Engagement says 25 percent of Ohioans under the age of 30 voted in Tuesday's primary. Senior research associate Emily Kirby tells Mike Foley it's likely even more young people voted in Ohio because the group's survey relies on a limited number of factors.