We are experts on youth voter turnout and how young people vote. Today is Election Day. Ask Us Anything about youth voting trends, why this year is historic for youth engagement in elections, or anything else around the intersection of young peopl...
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Get out to the polls if you haven't yet today, and find all the info you need (polling location, ballot info, etc) here:DoSomething’s Election Center.
I’m Michaela Bethune, Head of Campaigns at DoSomething.org, the largest tech not-for-profit exclusively dedicated to young people social change and civic action. This cycle, I did AMAs for National Voter Registration Day and National Absentee Ballot Day. I’m excited to be back to answer more of your questions on Election Day, specifically about young people and voting.
I’m joined by my colleague, Abby Kiesa, Director of Impact at CIRCLE (The Center for Information ＆ Research on Civic Learning and Engagement at Tufts College). Abby serves as a liaison to practitioner organizations across the country to maintain a conversation between research and practice. She also provides leadership for CIRCLE’s election strategies as well as communications. She is versed in the wide range of youth civic and political engagement efforts and practice.
Today is Election Day. This year, there have been many questions about whether renewed interest in political activism among young people would translate to voter turnout. From early voting, we’re already seeing high youth voter turnout that smashes 2014 totals. Curious about what youth voter engagement has looked like over the years? Wondering why young people are so motivated this year? Ask Us Anything about young people and voting.
While you’re waiting for an answer, make sure to vote today if you’re eligible! Find your polling place, ballot information, and more using DoSomething’s Election Center.