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Young People Brought The Goddamn Heat In Canada's Last Election


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Voter turnout among people ages 18 to 24 increased 18 percentage points — or nearly 50% —compared to the previous election.

REUTERS / Mathieu Belanger

In 2011, voter turnout among 18- to 24-year-olds was about 39%. In the 2015 election, it was about 57%.


The 55 to 74 age group still leads the pack in voter turnout, but young people are getting closer.

Voter turnout, Canadian federal election 2015 compared to 2011, by age group. #cdnpoli

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