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.
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.
Our analysis of youth voter turnout nationwide finds wide variation between states and underscores the importance of electoral laws and policies that help grow voters.
New Jersey led the region and the nation in youth voter turnout in 2020; six states in the Northeast had turnout rates above 50%.