1. How to Vote: An Online Guide for Students and Other Election Newcomers

    With the 2020 presidential election right around the corner, millions of newly eligible voters across the country are preparing to cast their ballot for the very first time. As one of the most important groups to turn up on Election Day, first-time voters make up 21% of the voting population in the U.S. However, these […]

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  2. How to reach young voters when they’re stuck at home

    At the Center for Information & Research on Civic Learning and Engagement, part of Tufts University’s Jonathan M. Tisch College of Civic Life, we’ve spent nearly two decades researching how best to grow, inform and mobilize young potential voters. Our findings reveal several key actions that parties, campaigns, advocacy organizations, educators and journalists can take […]

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  3. LEO Views on Voter Education and Access

    Compared to when they first started, most of the local election officials we surveyed say that it is easier today for people to register and vote, and easier for them as election officials to administer registration and voting processes. An overwhelming majority of local election officials enjoy educating voters and demonstrate a commitment to conducting […]

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  4. Expanding the Electorate: How simple changes in election administration can improve voter participation among low-income youth

    Low voter participation among young people is a persistent challenge to a healthy republic, which requires broad engagement by citizens from diverse backgrounds. We believe these young people are “opportunity youth”: individuals who, when given the chance for meaningful civic and political engagement, can make a significant positive impact in their lives and their communities. […]

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