Data from the U.S. Census Bureau revealed that in November 2018, only 47 percent of 18 to 24-year olds were registered to vote; of those same Americans, only 29.5 reported voting.  Youth turnout was less than half of turnout among 65 to 74 years old at 68.5 percent. 
So why aren’t young people voting? 26.9 percent of young people reported being too busy or having a scheduling conflict as the reason for not voting in the last election. The second largest reason was a lack of interest: 15.5 percent. 
Note: Percent distribution of reasons for not voting, sourced from U.S. Census Bureau November 2018.
 References Bureau, US Census. “Table 1 Voting and Registration in the Election of November 2018.” The United States Census Bureau, 22 Apr. 2019, www.census.gov/data/tables/time-series/demo/voting-and-registration/p20-583.html.
 References Bureau, US Census. “Table 4c Voting and Registration in the Election of November 2018.” The United States Census Bureau, 22 Apr. 2019, www.census.gov/data/tables/time-series/demo/voting-and-registration/p20-583.html.