Young Voters Expected to Make Big Difference

Ellen Lockyer, KSKA – Anchorage

There are over 8,000 first time voters in Alaska heading into the November general election. That’s nearly 2 percent of all registered voters in the state. Young voters played a large part in the 2008 presidential election when 8,019 out of 12,416 registered voters ages 18 to 19 cast a ballot in Alaska ­– a 65 percent turnout. KTOO news intern McLean Cannon talked to seven Juneau Douglas High School seniors about their decision to take part in the upcoming election.

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