Our analysis of 2022 exit poll data and population data highlights that white and college-educated youth remain overrepresented among midterm voters.
Youth's voting preferences in the midterm election were shaped by their identities and experiences
Our analysis finds that local groups and institutions can help connect youth to democratic participation, but they must do better to reach a wide diversity of young people.
Efforts to restrict voting by mail or dropping off a ballot may undermine the engagement of a rising electoral force.
The Wisconsin governor's race is #1 in our Youth Electoral Significance Index ranking of elections where youth can have a decisive impact.
Young people who have turned 18 since the 2020 election are a sizable group that is diversifying the electorate and can have a decisive impact on the midterms.
Young people of color are critical in this electoral battleground, but new voting laws pose challenges to equitable participation.
Young voters in Arizona can have a big impact in the 2022 midterms, but barriers to voting create challenges that campaigns and organizations must address.
Our research suggests local media was especially helpful to the youngest eligible voters and to youth of color.
White youth voted at the highest rate in 2020, but youth of color are closing the gap.