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Explore all of our research related to young voters and the 2024 election cycle.

Youth Electoral Significance Index

CIRCLE’s Youth Electoral Significance Index (YESI) ranks the states and districts where young people are most likely to shape Presidential, Senate, and House races in 2024. The index is based on a number of factors including projected competitiveness, voting laws, past youth participation, and various demographic and socioeconomic attributes. The YESI can help stakeholders identify places where additional efforts and resources to turn out the youth vote could be decisive; it can also be a tool for broadening engagement if efforts focus on reaching youth who have not historically participated.

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Facilitative Election Laws

Practices like automatic and online voter registration, as well as pre-registration for young people before they turn 18, can improve youth voter participation.