Women, seniors had biggest impact on midterms in Florida

Women, seniors had biggest impact on midterms in Florida
Women, seniors had biggest impact on midterms in Florida (Source: WTVM)

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Women voted in larger numbers than men, and seniors voted in a higher concentration than any other age group in midterm elections in Florida last year.

New figures released Tuesday by the U.S. Census Bureau show that 54% of the female-citizen voting-age population cast ballots in Florida, compared to 51% of men.

Almost two-thirds of senior citizens in Florida voted, compared to around 30% of those between ages 18 and 24.

Overall, more than 52% of Floridians who are voting-age and citizens cast ballots last year, slightly less than the national rate of more than 53% which was the highest in four decades.

Non-Hispanic whites in Florida had the highest participation rate at 57%, followed by blacks with 47% and Hispanics with 44%. Asians had a rate of around 40%.

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