Voter turnout in United States presidential elections have historically been higher than the turnout for midterm elections. Voter turnout soared during the 1830s, reaching about 80% of the adult male population in the 1840 presidential election. Prior to the presidential election of 1832, the Anti-Masonic Party conducted the nation's first presidential nominating convention. Recent decades have seen increasing concern over the fact that youth voter turnout is consistently lower than turnout among older generations. In all presidential elections prior to 1980, the voter turnout rate for women was lower than the rate for men.