They rallied hundreds of thousands to march for gun reform, landed on the cover of Time magazine But could the teenage survivors of the Parkland school shooting actually motivate unpredictable young voters to cast their ballots? Newly released data reveals that young Florida voters did hit the polls at a significantly higher rate — 15 percentage points more — compared with the previous midterm election. About 37 percent of the state’s 18- to 29-year-olds voted in November. , compared with 22 percent who voted in 2014. That’s especially notable for midterm elections when turnout is typically low.