YOUTH AND THE VOTE

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Georgia

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VOTER TURNOUT 18-29
26.90% 46% 39% 52.80% 37.80% Frey*
VOTER TURNOUT 18-19
45% CIRCLE*
REGISTRATION RATE 18-24
38.60% 51.60% 49.80% 56.10% 50.40% Census*
VOTER TURNOUT 18-24
20.60% 40.50% 34.60% 49.40% 34.90% Census*

GEORGIA

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34.90%

YOUTH TURNOUT

Ages 18-24 (Census)

GEORGIA YOUTH VOTE

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TOP STRATEGIES/INITIATIVES TO INCREASE REGISTRATION & TURNOUT

Statewide Policies and Resources

High school Initiatives

College and University initiatives

  • Georgia has 530,000 college students. 
  • 26 campuses participated in ALL IN Campus Democracy Challenge
  • Spelman College was recognized for increasing voter turnout 21.3% to 79.4% of eligible students in 2020 and plans to expand participation in 2022 (see 2020 NSLVE Campus Report).
  • Georgia has many grassroots and campus-based organizations that work to raise awareness, register students, and get out the vote including the Campus Election Engagement Project, New Georgia Project, and University of Georgia Votes. 
  • Georgia College and State University was recognized for its action plans and increased voter turnout (see Action Plans and NSLVE Campus Report).
  • GEORGIA CAMPUS VOTER GUIDE

Other Factors and Initiatives

  • The League of Women Voters focused on the Georgia runoffs and partnered with Women Power the Vote to send 450,000 text messages and 65,000 texts urging Georgia citizens to vote.
  • Georgia accepts some but not all student IDs for registration.
  • Challenges returning absentee ballots on time led to 52% being rejected.
  • Laws passed that make voting more difficult such as banning snacks and water to people waiting in voting lines.
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