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By Margaret Lyons in News on Jun 29, 2004 9:39PM

2004.6.29.sam.jpgAccording to a report from the Chicago Board of Election Commissioners, 55.3 percent of 66-year-old women vote, but only 16.8 percent of 22-year-old men do. There’s an episode of Sex and the City in here somewhere, but we just can’t get the bat off our shoulder. Chicagoans in general vote at a rate of 38.6 percent, which seems really shitty. Maybe now that we know politicians like sex clubs, we’ll take a bigger interest in politics. Or maybe just sex clubs.

The study also showed Chicago has 195 registered voters who are 100 years old. Thirty-eight of them made it to the polls on March 16 for a turnout of 19.5 percent.

C’mon, 100-year-olds. Show us how it’s done. Set an example for those herb 19-year-olds who just can’t be bothered:
[The study] also discovered that 18-year-olds, all freshly registered to vote, cast ballots in relatively strong numbers. However, interest appeared to wane among registered voters who were just a little bit older. Nearly 32 percent of 18-year-olds voted on March 16. But for 19-year-olds, for example, the figure dropped to about 21 percent.

Don’t forget that you need to register 28 days before an election--if you’re not registered, go Rock the Vote. Right now.