Practices like automatic and online voter registration, as well as pre-registration for young people before they turn 18, can improve youth voter participation.
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The youth-led movement against gun violence has focused on voter registration, which may help increase the electoral engagement of the youngest eligible voters.
Our analysis of young people's views goes beyond liberal/conservative to explore their core values and their belief (or lack thereof) in civic engagement.
The youngest eligible voters (ages 18-19) tend to lag behind their older peers, highlighting the need for efforts to engage them in democracy.
Young voters turned out, and their decisive preference for the Democratic candidate may have helped swing a close election.
Our estimates suggest that more than a third of young people in Virginia voted in the recent gubernatorial election.
Less than 2% of young Bostonians voted in the 2015 mayoral election.
Our research finds that, while youth in civic deserts have less digital access, it can be a valuable tool in spurring their political engagement.
A new report co-authored by current and former directors of CIRCLE highlights the vital role of k-12 civic education in protecting democracy.