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The Prized Voter

In the 2012 election, older voters could decide the next American president

En Español| Politicians are taking note for the upcoming election: Seniors could be the decisive segment of voters, and their ballots will be prized.

It's no secret that older voters turn out for elections in larger numbers than other age groups. Nearly a quarter of all eligible voters are age 60 and over; during the 2010 election they accounted for more than one-third of the votes cast.

See also: Voter education guide to the 2012 election.
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