University of Lethbridge students, professor on getting more young people to vote in federal election
According to Elections Canada, the 18-24 age group had the lowest voter turnout in the 2019 federal election at 53.9 per cent.
Comparatively, those aged 65-74 had the highest turnout at 79.1 per cent.
Lars Hallstrom, a political science professor at the University of Lethbridge and director of the Prentice Institute, said there are several contributing factors to those numbers.
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