YOUTH AND THE VOTE

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Iowa

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VOTER TURNOUT 18-29
24% 43.50% 36% 59.10% 29% Frey*
VOTER TURNOUT 18-19
51% CIRCLE*
REGISTRATION RATE 18-24
43% 48.30% 46.30% 65.20% 51.30% Census*
VOTER TURNOUT 18-24
19.70% 35.50% 30.90% 60.50% 22.80% Census*

IOWA

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22.80%

YOUTH TURNOUT

Ages 18-24 (Census)

IOWA YOUTH VOTE

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TOP STRATEGIES/INITIATIVES TO INCREASE REGISTRATION & TURNOUT

State and local efforts to facilitate voting – despite pandemic

High school Initiatives

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  • A person may vote if they are at least 17 and will be 18 years old on or before election day. In the case of primary elections, a person may vote in the primary if they will turn 18 on or before the corresponding regular election.
  • Iowa’s high school standards for civics education are “inadequate.”.

College and University initiatives

  • 16 campuses participated in ALL IN Campus Democracy Challenge.
  • Grinnell (86.7% voter turnout), Kirkwood, and Simpson Colleges and Iowa State all won awards in 2020.
  • Grinnell College’s action plan commits to “Help students navigate complexity of the Covid-era regarding their voting options — and — now — anti-voter suppression efforts.”
  • Follow Univ of Iowa VoteHawk.
  • IOWA CAMPUS VOTER GUIDE
OTHER INFLUENCES
  • Ames Public Library and the League of Women Voters on who can vote in Iowa.
  • Meeting Iowa ID requirements for voting – student IDs are not accepted.
  • Grinnell College’s action plan commits to “Help students navigate complexity of the Covid-era regarding their voting options — and — now — anti-voter suppression efforts.”
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