For many reasons.
Voting – and voter registration – can be very frustrating, especially those voters who usually do it for the first time.
In fact, young people who do not know the process often do not know what to expect.
"In my first two attempts to present the votes, I was surprised and did not ask for my identity," said Adam Strong, from Kentucky's rural bush and now as a national citizen of the national organization. United Youth
Young people also move to much, even if they are registered to vote, they often need to remember to update their address.
Students in college who want to vote where they attend college, even registering new address could not be enough: The New Hampshire recently signed a law that looga needs to "live" in the region to vote, influence has the public in the state of college. (The judiciary last week ruled that the government would not be able to meet new voting requirements during the mid-term.)
In addition to the legal and regulatory barriers, there are other barriers that do not rely on honestly young people. In many urban areas, young people are not able to obtain a driver's license, which can remove them from voting if they think they need one, or actually prevent them from voting if their laws require them to display the photo identification election.
Then there is a psychology.
"When young people feel their voice voices," Dr. Kawashima-Ginsberg said, "They are not voting."
What are their concerns?
Missile Control (especially this year, because of the shooting of Parkland, Fla., February); Women's reproductive rights (especially this year, because of the decoration of the Supreme Court); climate change (especially this year, due to recent hot weather reports); police aggression (especially this year because you get it).