Apparently something like a total of 55% of our voting public actually votes. This is less than most other voting nations on the earth. Within that there are groups that vote and those who do not. Whites vote more than others, older folks vote more than everybody. Youth don't vote much. Hispanics and Asians vote less. Blacks vote less than whites. The rich vote more than anybody!
The simple fact is that the less a group votes the less the elected class pays attention to them (if you don't vote you WILL get screwed over!)
I believe that voting is a responsibility and should be mandatory. Those in high school should be told that if they don't vote they are screwed every day of school by somebody so they get it.
Here are some links (I had to research this so I thought I would share some):https://www.pewresearch.org/topics/voter-demography/http://www.electproject.org/home/voter-turnout/demographicshttps://www.prb.org/whovotesinamerica/https://www.pewresearch.org/fact-tank/2018/05/21/u-s-voter-turnout-trails-most-developed-countries/https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Voter_turnout_in_the_United_States_presidential_electionshttps://www.cnn.com/2016/11/11/politics/popular-vote-turnout-2016/index.html