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Home foreclosures impact the number of likely voters




A home has a foreclosure auction sign displayed in Chagrin Falls, Ohio, in September 2010.
A home has a foreclosure auction sign displayed in Chagrin Falls, Ohio, in September 2010.
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Even in presidential election years, it's typical for just over half of the voting age population to actually cast a ballot. But what causes some people to get out and vote and others to skip an election?

People who are younger, poorer and less educated are less likely to turn out, and some new evidence shows the foreclosure crisis could be another factor.

As part of our election 20-12 coverage, Rachel Dornhelm of The California Report visited some communities hard hit by the housing crisis to find out why.