PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Young voters are often portrayed as being politically uninterested and apathetic.READ MORE: Social Media Photo Of Student With BB Gun Led To Academy Park High School Lockdown, Delaware County DA Says
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: Hacker Stole Jefferson Health Patients' Billing Information In November Data Breach
“There’s been a huge surge in enthusiasm from millennials,” says one expert.
The young voters have different concerns than voters of the past.Philadelphia Postponing COVID-19 Vaccine Mandate For City Workers Again
This could be one of the largest turnouts for young voters, according to experts.