Young Voters and the 2020 Election

Posted by on Oct 2, 2020 in Current Events
Young voters casting their ballots outdoors, wearing masks
How do the youngest set of voters view the two presidential candidates? Credit: LPETTET/Getty Images

The most recent story on Election Central focuses on the impact and engagement of young voters in the 2020 election.

You may have heard it said before: Young people don’t vote. They aren’t engaged in politics. But believe it or not, this couldn’t be further from the truth. Especially in the past few years, young people have led protests and marches, written to their senators and representatives, and attended rallies. According to Tufts University’s Center for Information & Research on Civic Learning and Engagement, three-fourths of young voters are paying attention to the upcoming presidential election, and more than 80 percent believe that they have the power to change the future. Critics respond that youth voter turnout rates remain surprisingly low. How might young voters impact the upcoming election?

To learn more about this story, click here to visit the Election Central Web site and read the full posting.

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