Gap in Park County Voting Demographics
Written by Andrew-Rossi on August 13, 2018
There’s a big gap in the voting demographics in Park County.
Over half of the County’s 29,000 residents have registered to vote, but of the 15,801 who have, two thirds of them are age 50 and over. A report from the Park County Clerk’s Office says that just over a quarter of the registered voters in the County are between the ages of 50 and 64, and 5,688 are age 65 and over. Less than 1700 of the voters are in the 25-34 age bracket, and fewer than 900 people between the ages of 18 and 24 have registered to vote.
However, Park County Clerk Colleen Renner says it’s not too late to register, and claim your right to make your voice heard in this year’s election process. And if you aren’t yet 18, and your birthday is between now and the general election, Renner says there are some rules to be aware of.
Renner says that even though this isn’t a Presidential election year, it’s important for residents to turn out to the polls for the midterm primaries on August 21st. She says many of the local races will be decided next week, as there are only Republican candidates running for many of the offices.
Anyone not yet registered to vote can register at the polls next Tuesday.