By the numbers: New York Voters

NEW YORK

● New York key fact #1: In 2012, there are an estimated 3,173,000 18-to 29-year-old citizens eligible to vote in New York;.1

● New York key fact #2: In 2008, an estimated 47.30% of young people in New York cast a ballot.2

Below is more information on the youth vote by state:

 

18-to-29 year-old eligible to vote in the 2012 election

18-to-29 year-old turnout in 2012

18-to-29 year-old turnout in 2008 (most recent)

18-to-29 year-old turnout in 2004 (most recent election in which only one party had a competitive primary)

18-to-29 year-old turnout in 1996 (most recent in which only Republicans had a competitive primary)

New York

3,173,000

TBD

47.30% 48.51% 40.96%

Source: Current Population Survey (CPS) March 2011

Historical Information about Young Voters in New York (ages 18 to 29) from State Exit Polls (1996-2008)

 

2008

2004

2000

1996

         

Young Voters Party Identification

       

Democratic Party

59.56% 52.99% 50.15% 46.14%

Republican Party

14.46% 18.62% 23.76% 23.29%

Independent

18.88% 22.43% 16.03% 22.42%

Political Ideology of Young Voters

       

Liberal

47.62% 44.20% 35.75% 37.11%

Moderate

39.56% 40.05% 47.17% 43.05%

Conservative

12.82% 15.75% 17.08% 19.84%

Vote Choice

       

Democratic Candidate

76.31% 72.47% 64.05% 63.92%

Republican Candidate

21.09% 25.46% 29.99% 24.82%

Other Candidate

2.60% 2.07% 5.96% 11.26%

Source: State Exit Polls conducted by Voter News Services (1996 and 2000) and National Election Pool (2004 and 2008). Data provided courtesy of Roper Center, University of Connecticut.

1. U.S. Census, Current Population Survey, 2011 March Basic Supplement

2. U.S. Census, Current Population Survey, 2008 November Voting and Registration Supplement>

Longitudinal Graphs for Voter Turnout among 18-to 29-year-olds and 30+

 
 
All information courtesy of http://www.civicyouth.org/