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2022 Youth Vote

CIRCLE research on young voters tracks their turnout, the issues they care about, and what helps or hinders their participation.

The Power and Impact of Young People

Coming off two election cycles with historic increases in youth voter turnout, young people are once again poised to play a major role in the 2022 midterms. Find all our data on young people's electoral participation, vote choice, key issues among diverse groups of youth who are reshaping our democracy.

Growing Voters

Something big needs to change in how we prepare youth to vote, expand the electorate, and create a more equitable and representative democracy.

A New Paradigm to Expand the Electorate

CIRCLE Growing Voters is a new report and framework that challenges institutions and communities to take an active role in equitably preparing the next generation of voters to participate in democracy. Join us on June 14 as we release a major report and launch this initiative.

CIRCLE at 20

Read our 20th anniversary report and consider how you can partner with us for the work ahead.

A Chronicle of Our Impact and Future Roadmap

2021 marked CIRCLE's 20th anniversary. We produced a report to document our impact over the past two decades and to highlight how we'll address the challenges of preparing all youth for democratic participation in the years to come.

K-12 Civics

CIRCLE Director Kei Kawashima-Ginsberg served as principal investigator of this effort to transform civic education in America.

Educating for American Democracy

Preparing all young people to be engaged and effective participants in their communities and in democracy requires more than just reinvesting in civic education: it requires reshaping it to meet the needs of a diverse 21st century student body.

2020 Election

We're sharing comprehensive data and analyses on young people's participation and influence on the 2020 election.

Youth Voting in 2020

The 2020 election cycle was unprecedented: young people coped with a pandemic, took to the streets, and cast early ballots in record numbers. Our in-depth analyses of youth participating we're providing data and insights on their engagement and impact at every level in the 2020 election.

Latest Research

CIRCLE in the News

Can Young Georgians Give Democrats Their 51st Senator?

The American Prospect
Ruby Belle Booth, CIRCLE’s election coordinator, points out that young people step up when they know their vote matters: 16 percent of the young people who voted in the 2021 runoff had not voted in the November 2020 election, including 23 percent of Black youth.

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