Inside Higher Ed
“Young people have made it very clear that they are here to stay as an electorate, regardless of who’s on the ballot,” said Kei Kawashima-Ginsberg, CIRCLE’s director.
"Outreach, contact, investment in these states was higher," said CIRCLE deputy director Abby Kiesa about key battlegrounds. "So it's not surprising that voter turnout is higher in these states."
An analysis of the 2018 midterms by CIRCLE found that young women turned out in greater numbers than young men, and that more of them voted for Democrats in that election.
The New York Times
Kei Kawashima-Ginsberg, the director of CIRCLE, said the youngest members of the 18-to-29 group had been driven to embrace politics in a way their elders had not.
“In many states youth overcame changes to election laws that posed direct barriers to participation and a lack of strong and continued investment in youth registration,” said our director Kei Kawashima-Ginsberg.
On Here & Now, Journalist Rachel Janfaza cited CIRCLE data on young people's participation and impact on the 2022 midterm election.
CIRCLE estimates that 27 percent of eligible young voters cast ballots this election, the second-highest turnout for a midterm in nearly 30 years. “This is a continuation of young people showing up to do the work,” says Abby Kiesa, CIRCLE’s deputy director.
"Young people absolutely did have a role in preventing that red wave from materializing as it was predicted to," said CIRCLE's elections coordinator Ruby Belle Booth.
CIRCLE Director Kei Kawashima-Ginsberg talks about young people's electoral impact in the 2022 midterms.