CIRCLE data on youth voter turnout in recent elections adds context to this article about the importance of young people to the upcoming 2022 midterm elections.
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CIRCLE Director Kei Kawashima-Ginsberg shares some insights into why youth voter turnout may once again be high in 2022, and the impact young people could have on the 2022 midterm elections.
Some 8.3 million voters who turned 18 since the previous general election in 2020 are eligible to vote in this year's elections, according to the non-partisan Center for Information and Research on Civic Learning & Engagement at Tufts University.
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Young people were often dismissed as "unlikely voters," says Alberto Medina, spokesman for Tufts University's Center for Information & Research on Civic Learning and Engagement. But "this is a generation that has really arrived, in terms of their political power and participation.
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Participation was even higher for young Nevada voters in 2020, CIRCLE estimates, with 53% turnout from the 18-29 age group and 61% turnout from voters 19 and younger.
According to the Center for Information and Research on Civic Learning and Engagement at Tufts University, both Michigan and Arizona have more registered youth now than they did in 2018.
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"I think that there are definitely promising signs, especially in such a competitive atmosphere, that young people will show up and make their voice heard at the ballot box," said Peter de Guzman, an associate researcher at CIRCLE.
A September analysis from the Center for Information and Research on Civic Learning and Engagement found that voter registration among 18- and 19-year-olds is down compared with November 2018.