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Analysis: Youth Voter Turnout Rose Substantially in 2020

Inside Higher Ed
Half of Americans ages 18 to 29 cast a ballot in the 2020 general election, an 11-percentage-point increase from 2016, when 39 percent did, according to a new analysis of youth voter turnout from the Center for Information & Research on Civic Learning and Engagement at Tufts University.

Even Blue States Suppress Student Voters

The Nation
A 2016 research study by the Tufts University’s Center for Information & Research on Civic Learning found that 20 percent of “youth with college experience cited a lack of transportation as a reason for not voting.

A more millennial Washington takes shape

The Washington Post
This was the second election with millennials projected to break turnout records, and the generation that is approximately ages 25 to 40 today is well positioned to have a significant impact on policymaking in the near future and for years to come, said Abby Kiesa, deputy director at CIRCLE.

Young people found more ways to engage in politics in 2020

The Fulcrum
New data released Tuesday by Tufts University's Center for Information & Research on Civic Learning and Engagement found that nearly three times as many people ages 18 to 24 said in late 2020 that they have donated to a political campaign or registered others to vote, as compared to 2018.

Joe Biden, 78, will lead an American gerontocracy

The Washington Post
Young people, particularly voters of color, were "crucial to Biden winning Arizona, Georgia, Michigan and Pennsylvania, according to Tufts University’s Center for Information and Research on Civic Learning and Engagement."

Young Voters Critical to Georgia’s Historic Elections

Ms. Magazine
“It is clear that a culture and expectation of political participation has started to emerge among young people that includes being engaged on issues, registering to vote, voting and encouraging others to do so, ” said Kei Kawashima-Ginsberg, director of CIRCLE.

How Georgia Youth Vote Could Impact Runoff Election

Voice of America
“As they were in the 2018 and 2020 general elections in the state, youth of color are a major force in the Georgia electorate. There are over 500,000 Black 18- to 29-year-olds registered to vote as of December 17 … currently, the highest number of Black youth registered to vote in any state for which we have data.”