YOUTH AND THE VOTE

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Florida

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VOTER TURNOUT 18-29
22% 42.60% 33.10% 48.40% 26.70% Frey*
VOTER TURNOUT 18-19
52% CIRCLE*
REGISTRATION RATE 18-24
34.50% 45.80% 39.60% 49.80% 36.50% Census*
VOTER TURNOUT 18-24
16.30% 33.10% 27.10% 41.60% 21.20% Census*

FLORIDA

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21.20%

YOUTH TURNOUT

Ages 18-24 (Census)

FLORIDA YOUTH VOTE

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TOP STRATEGIES/INITIATIVES TO INCREASE REGISTRATION & TURNOUT

Statewide Policies and Resources

High school Initiatives

  • Voter pre-registration starts at 16, vote at 18.
  • LWV works with schools to register eligible high school students.  For example, the Palm Beach LWV mobilized some 250 volunteers to register nearly 2000 first time voters.
  • Civic Center reports Low registration rates of 18 year olds – 25% in Miami-Dade as of May 2022.

College and University initiatives

  • 24 campuses participated in ALL IN Campus Democracy Challenge.
  • 2020 Florida Campus Voting Challenge Award Winners:
    • Highest Voter Registration Award: New College Florida 
    • Most Improved Voter Turnout Award: Stetson University 
    • Highest Voter Turnout Award: New College Florida 
    • Best Campus Democratic Engagement Action Plan Award, 4-year Institution: University of South Florida
  • Florida PIRG volunteers register thousand new voters on more than a dozen campuses. 

Other Factors and Initiatives

  • Parkland and other school shootings continue to stimulate interest in civic and political participation.
  • NAACP supported registration of Black voters in Florida, part of the first National Black Voter Day.
  • Florida passed laws that make voting more difficult such as banning snacks and water to people waiting in voting lines.
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