Differences in access to information and support for electoral participation continue to be reflected in unequal voting rates among youth.
The youngest generation of eligible voters already makes up the majority of the 18-29 age group and bring unique concerns and experiences to the electorate.
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
Youth Voter Registration Has Surpassed 2018 Levels in Many States, but It's Lagging for the Youngest Voters
Ahead of National Voter Registration Day, there's a lot of work to do to register 18- and 19-year-olds: the newest eligible voters.
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.
CIRCLE’s Youth Electoral Significance Index rankings highlight that young voters can decide congressional elections all across the country.
Our 2020 data showed that young Asian women, young Black women, and young Latinas were more likely to talk politics, participate in elections, and fight racism.
CIRCLE’s updated, exclusive data-based rankings of the races where youth can influence results seek to expand conversations about young people’s role in elections.
Both states had above average youth turnout in 2018 and 2020, but outreach to young people—especially youth of color—remains key for November.