In 20 states across the country, more young people are registered to vote now, months before the 2020 election, than were registered in November 2016
A CIRCLE survey of young people shows that youth engagement is higher than in 2016 and 2018, but access to information about registration and voting in an election during the pandemic may be an issue.
Changes to civic education, youth engagement, and electoral outreach will be essential to reversing this trend in 2016 and beyond.
The youngest eligible voters (ages 18-19) tend to lag behind their older peers, highlighting the need for efforts to engage them in democracy.
Explore our comprehensive analyses of youth voter registration, including how young people register, why some don't, and why some registered youth don't vote.
The youth-led movement against gun violence has focused on voter registration, which may help increase the electoral engagement of the youngest eligible voters.