Christopher Collard, a research analyst at Utah Foundation, says it takes a while for young people to develop roots in a community and that’s reflected in voter participation by age. He says: “Millennials and post-millennials, they make up almost half of the adult population in Utah. They only make up one-third of the voting population.”
Millennials are the largest generation in the state, but Gen Xers and Baby Boomers out vote them.
Collard says: “If millennials voted at the same rate that Boomers do, they’d have a much more dominant voice.”