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Merrill Seeks Automatic Voter Registration At DMV In Bid To Hike Turnout

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Political scientists who have studied voter registration have found generally that young and highly mobile people are the ones least likely to be registered. They tend to have lower incomes as well.

For example, in a 2015 report, ‘Why Voting Matters,’ a research associate at Demos, Sean McElwee, found that “white Americans, and particularly affluent white Americans” are much more likely to vote than “people of color, low-income people, and young people.”

“As a result,” he said, “large numbers of lesser-advantaged Americans are left out of the democratic process.”