Younger Oklahomans not voting, citing political disillusion
By CURTIS KILLMAN World Staff Writer
Their reasons may vary, but one thing is certain: Young adults are increasingly uninterested in voting.
The number of registered voters in Oklahoma ages 18 to 24 has declined nearly 40 percent in the past decade, according to a Tulsa World analysis of voter registration records.
In 2005, there were some 224,000 registered voters between the ages of 18 and 24 years old, the analysis shows. By January 2015, there were about 138,000 Oklahoma registered voters in that age range.
So where did all the voters go?