"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.
According to new data shared by Tufts University's Center for Information and Research on Civic Learning and Engagement, young people were the only age group in which a strong majority supported Democrats.
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.
CIRCLE Director Kei Kawashima-Ginsberg talks about young people's electoral impact in the 2022 midterms.
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.
"In close races, the big margins from young people, from youth of color, from young Latinos, can be really influential," Alberto Medina, CIRCLE’s communications lead, told NBC News.
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