The simple act of asking young people to vote is one of the most effective ways to engage them in elections.
We explore just what it may mean if youth are excited about an election, and its implications for their voter participation and vote choice.
Data from our exclusive pre-election poll highlights young people's attitudes toward the candidates and the election.
There is historically less outreach and engagement in midterm cycles than in presidential election years, which may lead to lower youth participation.
Highlights from our comprehensive analysis of youth participation in the 2014 midterm election,
The youngest eligible voters (ages 18-19) tend to lag behind their older peers, highlighting the need for efforts to engage them in democracy.
Guest Post – The Power of Youth-Led Organizations: Issue Organizing, Voter Engagement, and Leadership Development
By: Eric Braxton is the executive director of the Funders’ Collaborative on Youth Organizing
By: Jill Bass & Meghan Goldenstein, Mikva Challenge
Learn about the work of organizations that worked to engage local youth in key states during the 2016 primaries.
The close relationship between the percentage of youth who were thinking about the election and the percentage who voted highlights the importance of reaching out and talking to young people.