PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Young voters are often portrayed as being politically uninterested and apathetic.READ MORE: Delaware Valley Elected Officials React To Texas School Shooting: 'These Victims Need More Than Thoughts & Prayers'
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.READ MORE: Phillies, Zach Eflin Avoid Arbitration With 1-Year Contract With 2023 Mutual Option
“There’s been a huge surge in enthusiasm from millennials,” says one expert.
The young voters have different concerns than voters of the past.Student At Coatesville Area Senior High School Stabbed 6 Times During Fight
This could be one of the largest turnouts for young voters, according to experts.