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PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Young voters are often portrayed as being politically uninterested and apathetic.

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However, youth voting registration for the 2018 elections is at levels usually observed for presidential elections.

Experts say that voters between the ages of 18 and 24, came of age in a politically-divided, post-9-11 America with terrorism, recession, mass shootings, and a 24-hour news cycle.

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“There’s been a huge surge in enthusiasm from millennials,” says one expert.

The young voters have different concerns than voters of the past.

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This could be one of the largest turnouts for young voters, according to experts.