The lack of infrastructure within schools, workplaces and the culture to foster this understanding is as much a barrier to participation as restrictive election laws, says elections coordinator Ruby Belle Booth.
Young people face inherent challenges to becoming civically engaged, says Peter de Guzman, an assistant researcher with CIRCLE at Tufts University.
The New York Times
Between the 2018 and 2022 elections in Idaho, registration jumped 66 percent among 18- and 19-year-old voters, the largest increase in the nation, according to CIRCLE.
The 2018 and 2022 midterms brought the highest levels of youth turnout of the past three decades, according to the Center for Information & Research on Civic Learning and Engagement at Tufts University.
CIRCLE Deputy Director Abby Kiesa spoke about the lasting impact of the March for Our Lives movement, which exemplified and inspired youth civic engagement for a new generation.
Delaware Public Media
CIRCLE researcher Peter de Guzman talks about the youth vote in the 2022 midterms, ongoing barriers to voting, and what communities and institutions can do to increase youth participation in 2024.