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Top 10 Races

CIRCLE's exclusive rankings of where youth may swing elections can help inform strategies, investment, and outreach.

2020 Youth Electoral Significance Index

Young people can be a powerful force at the ballot box. Our Youth Electoral Significance Index (YESI) ranks the top 10 states and districts where the youth vote has the highest potential to swing the presidential, Senate, and House elections this November.

Vote by Mail

Lessons for 2020 from our exclusive analysis of youth voting by mail in past elections.

What vote by mail means for young voters

The COVID-19 pandemic has accelerated efforts to launch or scale up voting by mail across the country. As with all aspects of electoral participation, young people will need information and support.

Youth Data Tool

CIRCLE's exclusive online tool includes more than 40 indicators at the national, state, district, and county levels.

Youth Voting and Civic Engagement in America

To what extent are young people across the country participating in civic and political life, and what are the community conditions that help, hinder, and shape that engagement? Our comprehensive data tool allows you to better understand the landscape of youth civic engagement so you can help improve it.

Online Course

Join CIRCLE and the Civic Engagement Research Group for a free, six-week course.

Educating for Informed and Equitable Voting

Want to help your students navigate the 2020 elections? Register for this free 6-week online course from CIRCLE and the Civic Engagement Research Group that focuses on preparing k12 educators to teach about informed and equitable voting.

2020 Election

In the voting booth and beyond, young people are poised to shape the 2020 elections.

Impact at the Ballot Box

Our comprehensive research on the impact of young voters in 2020 is tracking their participation in primaries, their support of presidential candidates, and their views on the state of American democracy.

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Submitted by amedin02 on Thu, 01/23/2020 - 01:30
Abby Kiesa going through data on a large screen
28%
of young people voted in 2018, the highest midterm turnout in decades. It's not high enough.
Use Our Work to Inform Yours
Everyone has a role to play in the effort to promote greater and more equitable youth civic engagement. Whether you're an educator, policymaker, journalist, organizational leader, or a young person yourself, use our research to identify where you can make a difference and to drive conversations and initiatives in your community.
28% of young people voted in 2018, the highest midterm turnout in decades. It's not high enough.
Take Action

Use Our Work to Inform Yours

Everyone has a role to play in the effort to promote greater and more equitable youth civic engagement. Whether you're an educator, policymaker, journalist, organizational leader, or a young person yourself, use our research to identify where you can make a difference and to drive conversations and initiatives in your community.

Home Page Take Action

Submitted by amedin02 on Thu, 01/23/2020 - 01:30
Abby Kiesa going through data on a large screen
28%
of young people voted in 2018, the highest midterm turnout in decades. It's not high enough.
Use Our Work to Inform Yours
Everyone has a role to play in the effort to promote greater and more equitable youth civic engagement. Whether you're an educator, policymaker, journalist, organizational leader, or a young person yourself, use our research to identify where you can make a difference and to drive conversations and initiatives in your community.

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