In the United States' 2010 general election, only about one-third of all registered voters in the 25-44 age group cast ballots, while half of registered voters between the ages of 45 and 64 voted. Analysts have suggested a number of reasons why older people are more likely to vote, including a desire to protect certain rights and benefits, such as Social Security payments. Another explanation involves mobility: Younger voters may be moving back and forth between school or searching for jobs, while older voters are more likely to be settled homeowners. Many younger voters end up forgetting to re-register as they move around, so they are less likely to participate in elections.
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