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Connections: Young voters discuss "get out the vote" techniques

The turnout rate for young voters is typically far lower than overall turnout, with turnout for midterm elections having been particularly low. In 2014, for instance, census data shows that less than 20 percent of young people voted, compared to about 40 percent of the general population. What will we see tomorrow when voters head to the polls?

This hour, we sit down with young people who are passionate about voting. They discuss their tactics and recommendations for getting out the vote. In studio:

  • Jamal Holtz, vice president of the Students’ Association at the University of Rochester
  • Iman Abid, chapter director of the Genesee Valley Region of the ACLU
  • Nick Nevinger, actor
  • Audrey Sample, volunteer chapter lead for Students Demand Action Rochester

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Evan Dawson is the host of "Connections with Evan Dawson." He joined WXXI in January 2014 after working at 13WHAM-TV, where he served as morning news anchor. He was hired as a reporter for 13WHAM-TV in 2003 before being promoted to anchor in 2007.
Megan Mack is the executive producer of "Connections with Evan Dawson" and live/televised engagement programming.
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