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.
Diverse Issues in Higher Education
According to Abby Kiesa, deputy director of CIRCLE, a major factor in the increase has been the work of organizations that arose after 2014 to try to improve campus voting rates.
From Georgia to Pennsylvania to Wisconsin, in races that came down to slim margins, young voters turned out in droves for pro-democracy candidates. And, according to CIRCLE at Tufts University, those candidates prevailed because of it.
"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.
On Here & Now, Journalist Rachel Janfaza cited CIRCLE data on young people's participation and impact on the 2022 midterm election.
Arizona Public Media
Our deputy director Abby Kiesa spoke to Arizona Public Media about the importance of voter registration and how to ensure that all young people know how to access and complete the process.
NBC 10 Boston
"We are seeing a really active generation that start to vote early, as soon as they're eligible to vote, and continue to vote throughout this generation," said CIRCLE Director Kei Kawashima-Ginsberg