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Young Voters

Young People Will Vote If You Text Them

Christina Blacken | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Christina Blacken

Think of voting as learning how to drive. You wouldn't speed off in your first car without learning how to drive first (I would hope). Why are young voters expected to get in the driver's seat without an instruction manual on how to get started?

Student Voters: No ID, No Idea

The Huffington Post | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 11.05.2012 | College

It's unclear exactly how many college students will find it difficult to vote on Tuesday because of voter identification requirements in various state...

Young People in the 2012 Elections

Jack Cahn | Posted 01.05.2013 | Teen
Jack Cahn

My message to young people across this country is that this election will directly impact your lives in so many ways -- get involved with election and participate in the democratic process.

Why No Focus on Young People This Election Season?

Trei Dudley | Posted 01.02.2013 | College
Trei Dudley

I am looking forward to engaging in this election season as a voter, not as a Republican or a Democrat, but as a young American who wants both parties to keep young people -- America's future -- a top priority.

The Day After the Election: Why It Matters More

Scott Warren | Posted 01.02.2013 | College
Scott Warren

I, like many Americans, will probably not be incredibly motivated or hopeful on November 7, the day after the election. But it's more important than ever that we all re-engage in the political process, as disgusted as we are with the current election.

The Issues Are What Matters

Jessica Chitkuer | Posted 01.02.2013 | Teen
Jessica Chitkuer

Looking past party biases and one-sidedness allows students to really take a look at the issues at hand.

'Not Voting Doesn't Make Any Sense'

Posted 11.02.2012 | Politics

Filmmaker Errol Morris has teamed up with OurTime.org to release a new video series aimed at encouraging young voters to get to the polls on Tuesday. ...

Why I Vote

Jessica Lander | Posted 08.08.2014 | Politics
Jessica Lander

I am a 24-year-old teacher -- smack in the middle of America's "young generation" of 18-30-year-olds -- and I am troubled that half of my cohort -- my peers, my co-workers, my friends -- choose not to exercise their right to vote.

Nonpartisan Presidential and Senate Candidate Guides

Campus Election Engagement Project | Posted 05.07.2014 | Politics
Campus Election Engagement Project

The Campus Election Engagement Project, a nonpartisan effort to get students involved in the election, has produced guides for the presidential race, the key Senate races, and selected House races.

The Youth Vote: Déjà Vu All Over Again

Samuel Best | Posted 12.24.2012 | Politics
Samuel Best

These headlines fit well with the conventional storyline that young adults participated in large numbers in the "wave election" of 2008, but may not duplicate that effort in 2012. However, should we deduce from the Harvard poll that the youth vote will desert President Obama in 2012?

Morgan Freeman and Bruce Springsteen Stand up for Obama and America

Brent Budowsky | Posted 12.24.2012 | Politics
Brent Budowsky

In the closing days of a high-stakes election that will be determined by turnout, great stars such as Morgan Freeman and Bruce Springsteen stand tall fighting for the future of America.

Young People Are Working to Make Their Voices Heard This Election Season -- Are We Listening?

Joy Lawson | Posted 12.24.2012 | College
Joy Lawson

In the laundry list of popular stereotypes of young people, political apathy features prominently. It's the Me Generation. Generation Entitlement. Young people, we are told, care more about Lady Gaga's latest outfit than about the upcoming election.

How Young Voters REALLY Feel About The Election

Posted 10.23.2012 | Teen

The 2008 presidential election saw a dramatic increase in voter turnout among young people, who came out in droves, the majority of whom supported the...

WATCH: How Did Young Voters Respond To The Last Debate?

Posted 10.23.2012 | College

That's it. The final presidential debate aired Monday night. Although it was supposed to be focused on foreign policy, some domestic policy -- inc...

A Democracy at Risk

Alex Wirth | Posted 12.17.2012 | Education
Alex Wirth

The results of the Harvard Public Opinion Project's new poll reveal a democracy at risk. The 2012 election might bring the lowest youth voter turnout since 18-year-olds were allowed to vote in 1972. Our democracy is at risk and we must do something about it.

Own Your Future

Tori Taylor | Posted 12.15.2012 | College
Tori Taylor

In 2008, we came out in record numbers and supported then-Senator Obama by a 2 to 1 margin. In 2012, we are just as enthusiastic about the President, and it's up to all of us to continue what we started four years ago.

INFOGRAPHIC: How Young Voters Could Have A Huge Impact

Posted 10.16.2012 | College

College students are not expected to make a huge splash in this election. Part of this belief stems from anecdotal articles, but it's also based on po...

College Students Need Information to Vote This November

Robert M. Brandon | Posted 12.11.2012 | College
Robert M. Brandon

We need to get young people the information they need to register and then to vote. For many in this age group, they have moved from home to go to school in a new community where the rules may be unclear to them.

WATCH: A Bunch Of Suburban Kids Rap About Mitt Romney

Posted 10.09.2012 | Comedy

The coveted rapper demographic is still up for grabs in the presidential race, and the stakes just blew up. On one hand, Snoop Dogg, er, Snoop Lion re...

Internet Shares Their Election Secrets (LOOK)

Posted 10.05.2012 | Teen

This post is part of our regular "secrets" series with Whisper, an anonymous social sharing website. There have been a lot of opinions flying aroun...

WATCH: Why Aren't Young Voters Paying Attention To The Election?

Posted 10.05.2012 | College

Half of all potential voters ages 18-29 are not registered to vote, which is the lowest rate in the past 16 years of Pew Research Center's polling. ...

Too Young To Vote? Here Are Some Ideas For You

Rookie Mag | Posted 10.04.2012 | Teen

So, maybe you can’t vote. Because you’re too young. How does this make you feel? Voiceless? Uninterested? Angry? Apathetic?...

How Young Voters' Concerns Were Addressed In First Debate

The Huffington Post | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 10.04.2012 | College

In the first presidential debate Wednesday evening, President Obama and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney mostly sparred over taxes, the deficit a...

Young Voter Registration Hits A New Low

The Huffington Post | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 10.01.2012 | College

Young voters turned out in droves to help propel Barack Obama to the presidency in 2008. While Obama still holds a huge chunk of support from young pe...

Half Of Young Adults Not Sure They're Registered To Vote

The Huffington Post | Ariel Edwards-Levy | Posted 09.28.2012 | Politics

The youth vote, which turned out in near-record numbers four years ago, may reach a 16-year low in 2012, according to a report released Friday by the ...