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.
While turnout was low, 1 in 6 caucusgoers was a young voter, and their decisive preference for Bernie Sanders helped propel him to a big victory.
We estimate that only 23% of eligible voters under age 20 cast ballots in the 2018 midterm elections.
Learn about the work of organizations that worked to engage local youth in key states during the 2016 primaries.
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.