Feb 1, 2016 2:29 PM

Report: Population turnover could have big impact on First-In-The-Nation NH Primary

The Associated Press

DURHAM (AP) — Voter turnout is always important in New Hampshire's presidential primary, but a new study concludes population turnover also will play a big role.
A report by the Carsey School of Public Policy at the University of New Hampshire estimates that more than 30 percent of potential voters were either not old enough to vote in 2008 or have moved to the state since then. A similar analysis comparing the 2000 and 2008 electorates found a similarly high turnover — 33 percent of those eligible to vote in the 2008 primary had not been part of the 2000 electorate.
Contrary to the image of deeply-rooted Yankees, New Hampshire has one of the nation's most mobile populations. Only a third of those ages 25 and older were born in the state.


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