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Youth Voting/Political Participation

This series of research products addresses: youth voting trends, recent Presidential & midterm primaries, caucuses and elections, voting laws, what works in getting out the vote (GOTV), and local political parties and youth.

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The Youth Vote in 2014: Races to Watch

We recently created a new tool to access and visualize some of the most detailed available data about youth across the country: an interactive map of election-related indicators for every congressional district in the United States.

July 30th, 2014
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New CIRCLE Map of Youth Voting and Demographics by Congressional District

Today we present another tool for those interested in exploring the role of young people in American politics: an interactive map of youth voting and demographics by congressional district.

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July 21st, 2014
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2014 Midterms: Why Half of Youth Don’t Register to Vote

Less than half (49%) of young people, ages 18-29, were registered to vote in the 2010 midterm elections, the lowest registration rate for a midterm contest in the last two decades. That’s one of the highlights from our recent analysis of youth voter registration, which also explores why almost half of young people were not registered to vote in 2010.

July 10th, 2014
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2014 Midterms: How Youth Register to Vote

The gaps in voter registration between youth, aged 18-29, and older adults go beyond merely the registration rate, and include important differences in how and where they register to vote. That’s one of the highlights from our recent analysis of youth voter registration data which focuses especially on the 2010 midterm, the most comparable contest to this upcoming November’s election.

July 7th, 2014
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2014 Midterms: Why (Some) Registered Youth Don’t Vote

When it comes to youth political engagement, especially in midterm elections, getting youth to register is only half the battle. That is one of the takeaways from our latest fact sheet on young people’s registration and turnout rates in midterm elections, with particular focus on the 2010 contest, the election most comparable to the upcoming 2014 midterm.

June 25th, 2014
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