Precinct 2 has low turnout for voters under 40

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By Sara Stanzler
Lansing Township News staff writer

LANSING TOWNSHIP- Voter turnout was relatively low at the Plymouth Congregational Church in Precinct 2 on Tuesday.

“I would expect people to come in after work since the lunch break crowd was small,” said poll official Cheryl Dobings.

Twelve voters were counted between 11am and 3pm in this location. All voters were over the age of 25, the majority over the age of 40.

Lansing Township voter and resident Rachel Queen stressed her opinion on the importance of voters under the age of 25.

“I don’t think the younger generation really feels that this election is significant, it’s frustrating. They really need to wake up and pay attention to what’s going on in our country. It’s important,” said Queen, 40.

Poll official Cheryl Dobings confirmed she hadn’t seen any voters that they would consider under the age of 25 so far. 18 year-old resident Susan Smith did not vote, and shared her reasoning why.

“To be honest I didn’t even know there was an election until the day of. If I don’t know anything about it, it wouldn’t really make sense for me to vote,” Smith said.

Sean King, 22, completely disagrees with the people decision not to vote, especially those aged between 18 and 25.

“All the choices are elders are making are going to effect our lives just as much as theirs. We’re growing up and I think people need to start acting like it,” said King.

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