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The Rising American Electorate: A Population on the Move

July 9, 2015

The Rising American Electorate (RAE) — unmarried women, people of color and young people 18-35 (Millennials) – are highly mobile. Four in ten RAE members moved between the 2008 and 2012 presidential elections and lost their registration status. That makes the re-registration of movers a top priority if the RAE share of the electorate is ever going to match its share of the population of citizens eligible to vote.


Unmarried men and women were more likely to move than married men and women.


Young voters were the most likely to have moved between 2010 and 2012.


More than one in four unmarried women moved between 2010 – 2012.


Unmarried Women and the Rising American Electorate: A Deeper Dive
An in-depth demographic, economic and political look at unmarried women and the Rising American Electorate from Lake Research Partners.