While the image of the non-voter has traditionally been one of apathy and inaction regarding politics, in the 2008 presidential election, that image is changing. Jasmin Morales, 16, is too young to vote but is a Barack Obama supporter and is working to convince family members to vote for him. Will Straw is a British citizen and cannot vote but is active in campaigning for the Hillary Clinton campaign. In this election, a new kind of non-voter is emerging -- one who cannot vote but is nonetheless motivated to get involved in U.S. politics in support of a candidate.
The multimedia story Far From Apathetic: Non-voters campaign for Clinton, Obama by Channtal Fleischfresser appears in the Image issue of NYC24.com.