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insta8er

(960 posts)
Mon May 2, 2016, 05:10 PM May 2016

California Youth Fuel Surge in Online Voter Registration

SACRAMENTO – Over 560,000 Californians have used the Secretary of State’s Online Voter Registration site to register to vote or update their registration information in the first three months of 2016. This surge of registrations has been fueled by Californians ages 17-25, who accounted for over 36% of online registrations during this period. These numbers do not include traditional paper registrations. The next complete statewide report on registration will reflect statistics as of April 8, 2016, and will include registrations obtained both online and on paper.

“Online voter registration is empowering a new generation of Californians,” Secretary of State Alex Padilla said. “We are witnessing a wave of young Californians engaging in the democratic process. The timing says everything—they want to vote.”

562,238 Californians used the Online Voter Registration website to register or update registration information from January 1, 2016 to March 29, 2016. 204,785 of these online voter registrations were by 17-25 year olds.

“All eyes will be on California on June 7. It is vital that California voters cast a ballot to shape the future of our state and nation. The stakes could not be higher during this election season, and I encourage every eligible citizen to vote in the June 7 Presidential Primary Election,” Padilla added.

Key data:

In January 2016, there were 92,278 completed new voter registrations or registration updates through the voter registration website. 36% of these registrations were by voters ages 17-25.
In February 2016, there were 146,951 completed new voter registrations or registration updates through the voter registration website. 38% of these registrations were by voters ages 17-25.
In March 2016, there have been 323,009 completed new voter registrations or registration updates through the voter registration website. Nearly 36% of these registrations have been by voters ages 17-25.
To put this in context, in all of 2014 there were only 425,220 completed registrations or updated registrations through the voter registration website.



http://www.sos.ca.gov/administration/news-releases-and-advisories/2016-news-releases-and-advisories/california-youth-fuel-surge-online-voter-registration/

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California Youth Fuel Surge in Online Voter Registration (Original Post) insta8er May 2016 OP
In other words, many that could have registered to vote in the past tonyt53 May 2016 #1
You really are completely clueless. DetroitSocialist83 May 2016 #2
It's a secondary sexual characteristic of certain voters ... Cluelesssness, that is hedda_foil May 2016 #3
What the heck does this mean? auntpurl May 2016 #36
It is amazing, isn't it? nt Live and Learn May 2016 #10
Maybe their parents remembered attending state colleges essentially tuition free--same in NY Land of Enchantment May 2016 #5
+10,000 nt Live and Learn May 2016 #11
Goodness, be still my heart! That's a first, thanks! Land of Enchantment May 2016 #17
Hides are badges of honor these days. nt Live and Learn May 2016 #20
Such drivel. It's a good thing people are getting registered. libdem4life May 2016 #8
There is NO evidence his voters fun n serious May 2016 #9
That is simply not true. nt Live and Learn May 2016 #12
It is true. fun n serious May 2016 #15
Not and posting Hillary supporter opinion pieces prove nothing. nt Live and Learn May 2016 #18
Mother Jones is under the bus too now? fun n serious May 2016 #19
I think your side through it under long ago. nt Live and Learn May 2016 #23
Well now that's a well researched opinion with a bit of a broad brush. libdem4life May 2016 #13
OK fun n serious May 2016 #16
I am not talking about Establishment candidates. DWS at the DNC libdem4life May 2016 #24
No..we are starting to choose new candidates, progressives artislife May 2016 #34
Hello Newbie, good bye artislife May 2016 #33
Kicked and recommended. Uncle Joe May 2016 #4
Love it. Let's get them to the polls. NCTraveler May 2016 #6
Wow. That's unprecedented. Qutzupalotl May 2016 #7
Wow, that's pretty impressive! Waiting For Everyman May 2016 #14
So only about a third were college age? tom-servo May 2016 #21
Registering online and actually voting are two different things. sufrommich May 2016 #22
Right. Much better to shut down voting locations and shorten the hours. n/t libdem4life May 2016 #25
It almost sound like some of our fellow "democrats" don't want us to vote. I have seen such behavior insta8er May 2016 #26
Just "certain" Democrats. n/t libdem4life May 2016 #29
Where did I make any such statement? sufrommich May 2016 #27
Not deflecting at all. It's an opposing comment...shutting down voting libdem4life May 2016 #30
Voter registration has nothing to do with voting precincts.nt sufrommich May 2016 #31
If you say so. n/t libdem4life May 2016 #35
And only 40% were from the same IP address... lostnfound May 2016 #28
it depends on the party machine state by state MisterP May 2016 #32
 

tonyt53

(5,737 posts)
1. In other words, many that could have registered to vote in the past
Mon May 2, 2016, 05:22 PM
May 2016

Bernie's target segment. The naive and politically unaware. Free college, and free healthcare were the words he used to lasso them in. They are so naive that they have no idea how he is going to do those things. The also think a President can do those things without the help of Congress. Evidently Bernie thinks the same because he has done nothing to help people running for the Senate. He has only helped three people running for House seats. It will take at least a Democrat majority in the Senate to get anything moving, but Bernie-ites have no clue about that.

auntpurl

(4,311 posts)
36. What the heck does this mean?
Tue May 3, 2016, 11:26 AM
May 2016

A secondary sexual characteristic is one that is linked to onset of adolescence, separated by gender. So are you accusing women (or men?) of being clueless for voting for Hillary?

I suggest you choose your words more carefully if you don't want to be misinterpreted.

Land of Enchantment

(1,217 posts)
5. Maybe their parents remembered attending state colleges essentially tuition free--same in NY
Mon May 2, 2016, 05:46 PM
May 2016

and other states....you are poorly informed at best.


http://www.dailycal.org/2014/12/22/history-uc-tuition-since-1868/
The University of California, originally consisting solely of UC Berkeley’s campus, has the distinction of being California’s first public university. At the UC system’s inception, tuition was free for California residents. Over the years, student fees increased, and by the 1970s, the university moved away from free tuition for residents. Here is a look back at how the cost of education has changed since the UC system was first created.


http://www.politifact.com/florida/statements/2016/feb/09/bernie-s/was-college-once-free-united-states-and-it-oversea/
However, there are examples of some colleges or universities offering free tuition decades ago, especially universities established through federal land grants starting in the 1860s.

"Public colleges and universities were often free at their founding in the United States, but over time, as public support was reduced or not increased sufficiently to compensate for their growth in students and costs (faculty and staff salaries, utilities etc.), they moved first to a low tuition and eventually higher tuition policy," said Cornell University professor Ronald Gordon Ehrenberg.

For example, California offered free tuition to in-state students until the 1970s, although it charged an "incidental fee" starting in 1921.


Not going to wast my time on the rest of your incorrect statements.

Land of Enchantment

(1,217 posts)
17. Goodness, be still my heart! That's a first, thanks!
Mon May 2, 2016, 06:03 PM
May 2016

Got my first hide yesterday over nothing....your post just erased my 'shame'.

 

libdem4life

(13,877 posts)
8. Such drivel. It's a good thing people are getting registered.
Mon May 2, 2016, 05:52 PM
May 2016

Leave it to the Ostrich Army to make it somehow less. And yes, the online new generation is the future. A lot of young folk come of age each 4 years, but I'm sure you know that. And also I'm sure you are aware, California is a really, really big state.

Bernie's job in helping down ticket is to keep energizing new demographic segments who come out to volunteer for those candidates who most closely match The Revolution. He needs his funds to campaign. He didn't have 20 years to, um, fleece the rich for profit and promise.

Speaking of no clue...

 

libdem4life

(13,877 posts)
13. Well now that's a well researched opinion with a bit of a broad brush.
Mon May 2, 2016, 05:59 PM
May 2016

Curious...especially since elections are not over. And Down Ballot usually happens After the Main Event. And this subject matter is talking about Day Forward.

But if you could enlighten me, I'll read and consider. I am a Liberal, after all.

 

libdem4life

(13,877 posts)
24. I am not talking about Establishment candidates. DWS at the DNC
Mon May 2, 2016, 06:13 PM
May 2016

during her "leadership" oversaw huge Democratic losses. Where was she? It's a bit early to tar and feather Bernie.

And yes, the Revolution is just beginning. He needs to concentrate on getting elected and/or beginning the Progressive Wing (which is the Democratic Party I joined many decades ago) and let the Corporatists fizzle out on their own.

Change is coming. Not immediately, but a course has been set and progress made.



 

artislife

(9,497 posts)
34. No..we are starting to choose new candidates, progressives
Mon May 2, 2016, 06:37 PM
May 2016

Good bye Patty Murray, good bye Maria Cantwell...

Waiting For Everyman

(9,385 posts)
14. Wow, that's pretty impressive!
Mon May 2, 2016, 06:01 PM
May 2016

And I'm sure April and May will be similar.

Go California! States that don't feel a need to repress the vote deserve a lot of respect. That's what democracy looks like.

sufrommich

(22,871 posts)
22. Registering online and actually voting are two different things.
Mon May 2, 2016, 06:10 PM
May 2016

One takes a computer and zero effort. We'll see if that actually increases the actual vote.

 

insta8er

(960 posts)
26. It almost sound like some of our fellow "democrats" don't want us to vote. I have seen such behavior
Mon May 2, 2016, 06:25 PM
May 2016

before...I can't put my finger on it, where was it?

 

libdem4life

(13,877 posts)
30. Not deflecting at all. It's an opposing comment...shutting down voting
Mon May 2, 2016, 06:30 PM
May 2016

locations for whatever reasons forces more online voting.

lostnfound

(16,108 posts)
28. And only 40% were from the same IP address...
Mon May 2, 2016, 06:28 PM
May 2016

On edit I'm joking...
These good news stories about registrations no longer make me only hopeful but also uneasy

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