2008 U.S. Presidential Election

California officials ponder: Now that they're registered, how do we keep new voters interested?

California officials ponder: Now that they're registered, how do we keep new voters interested?

California’s elections officials are waiting for the answer to one question: Will the hundreds of thousands of Californians who recently signed up to vote actually show up for the June 7 primary?

And they are contemplating a second question: If they do, how do we keep them around?

Low voter turnout is a California tradition, born of socioeconomic factors and an overriding political reality. The state has a relatively young, diverse population and an exceedingly mobile one — all factors that correlate with unimpressive...

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