Aug. 23, 2010, 10:01 a.m.
The Al-Hayat Center for Civil Society Development, in partnership with the National Democratic Institute (NDI), has launched a campaign to mobilize young voters for Jordan's November parliamentary elections. As part of the campaign, they have published the findings of recent survey designed to measure Jordanian youths' political apathy and behavior during the previous election.
More than 65 percent of Jordanians are under the age of 30, and 43 percent of potential voters are 18 to 25. Those demographics carry the potential for accelerated political reform, provided the country's young people, who have historically been excluded from the political process, decide to make their voices heard.