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Increase in young Floridians registered to vote post-Parkland shooting, analysis finds

By: - July 20, 2018 1:19 pm

The number of young people registered to vote has surged nationwide since the February massacre at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, according to a recent analysis of voter registration data in 39 states.

The TargetSmart analysis found there was a significant increase in Florida and other “key battleground races” in the number of youth – people between ages 18 and 29 – registered to vote, which the analysis found may have serious impacts on November’s mid-term election.

The spike in voter registration comes on the heels of a grassroots movement to address gun violence issues, said the release.

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CD Davidson-Hiers
CD Davidson-Hiers

CD Davidson-Hiers is a 2017 summa cum laude graduate of Florida State University with a degree in Creative Writing and French. She is a member of Phi Beta Kappa and Golden Key honors societies, and has received multiple writing awards for fiction, nonfiction and poetry. Prior to joining the Florida Phoenix, CD worked at the Tallahassee Democrat and has bylines in Tallahassee Magazine. She is a native of Pensacola and currently lives in Tallahassee with her tabby cat, Faulkner.