Data and analysis on young people’s participation in the presidential nominating contests
CIRCLE's Youth Electoral Significance Index is a data-based ranking of states and districts where young voters have the highest potential to shape 2024 election.
CIRCLE's full report includes four in-depth analyses of Asian, Black, Latino, and White youth in the 2022 midterm elections.
Historical data from the past 50 years of midterm elections shows young people are engaged but there are still profound inequities in participation.
Differences in access to information and support for electoral participation continue to be reflected in unequal voting rates among youth.
Many of the states with high youth voter turnout in the 2022 midterm elections had strong policies that make it easier to register and vote.
Young voters in Arizona, Nevada, Georgia, Wisconsin, and Pennsylvania gave Democratic candidates a winning advantage in close races.
Young people, who overwhelmingly favored Democrats, had one of their highest turnout rates ever in a midterm and shaped results across the country.
In recent elections, young people's participation in this perennially competitive state has been strong, and could be decisive in 2022 if youth are supported.
The Wisconsin governor's race is #1 in our Youth Electoral Significance Index ranking of elections where youth can have a decisive impact.