Voter registration rates have fallen since last presidential race

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Voter registration rates have declined since 2008, especially among young people, according to the Washington, D.C.-based Pew Research Center report.

The organization said that in interviews conducted over the course of 2012 so far, 72% of adults 18 and older say they are absolutely certain they are registered to vote. This is lower than in 2008, when 79% were registered to vote and in 2004 (76% registered to vote).

Matt Lorch of Q13 FOX News went to the University of Washington campus Tuesday to get student views as to why young voter registration is lower.

Watch the video.

Click here to go to the Pew Research Center report.

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