Young voters in Arizona, Nevada, Georgia, Wisconsin, and Pennsylvania gave Democratic candidates a winning advantage in close races.
In more than half of states where data is available, there are more youth ages 18-24 registered to vote than in 2018. But the numbers among teens ages 18-19 are less positive.
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.
Electoral participation ranged from 39% to 63% in this region, where many states tried to facilitate voting by mail in 2020.
In several states and districts in our Youth Electoral Significance Index, youth of color could be a decisive electoral force this November.
Lessons from our initiative helping young leaders connect with election administrators to broaden youth voting.
In all 42 states for which data is available, the percentage of eligible young people who cast ballots was higher in 2018 than in 2014.