A new poll has revealed that young voters will be key for New Zealand’s upcoming cannabis legalization vote Oct. 17, according to Radio New Zealand.
A new Research New Zealand Poll has found that most in favor of the legalization referendum are 18- to 25-year-olds, the news outlet reported.
Forty-six percent of those polled said they will vote in favor of legalization, with 40% planning to vote against the referendum and the rest undecided or preferring not to say, according to RNZ.
“It’s going to come down to getting those younger voters, who traditionally don’t vote in general elections, to actually turn up to the polling booth and vote because they are the people who are most in support of the legislation in comparison to older voters,” Research New Zealand Managing Partner Emanuel Kalafatelis told the news outlet. “If they don’t turn up then this isn’t going to get over the line.”