YOUTH AND THE VOTE

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Kentucky

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VOTER TURNOUT 18-29
30.70% 54.40% 29.10% 55.90% 32.50% Frey*
VOTER TURNOUT 18-19
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VOTER REGISTRATION 18-24
52.30% 61.50% 52.20% 61.30% 49.70% Census*
VOTER TURNOUT 18-24
23.40% 51.10% 22.90% 55.80% 32.70% Census*

KENTUCKY

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32.70%

YOUTH TURNOUT

Ages 18-24 (Census)

KENTUCKY YOUTH VOTE

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TOP STRATEGIES/INITIATIVES TO INCREASE REGISTRATION & TURNOUT

Statewide Policies and Resources

High school Initiatives

  • The Secretary of State sponsors mock elections for elementary, middle, and high school students in years with Presidential elections. 
  • The Georgia Davis Powers Award, named after the first African-American and woman elected to the Kentucky State Senate, is given to Kentucky high schools that register to vote 75-100% of eligible seniors.
  • Frederick Douglass Award given to Burgin Independent High School for registering 100% of graduating seniors.

College and University initiatives

  • Voting guide for college students.  
  • 14 campuses participated in ALL IN Campus Democracy Challenge
  • University of Louisville had a voter turnout rate of 65.5% and won recognition with a Silver Medal. Student & faculty involved in comprehensive plan–including reminders to alumni to register and vote.
  • Andrew Goodman Foundation’s Vote Everywhere ambassadors run voter registration drives on campuses.
  • KENTUCKY CAMPUS VOTER GUIDE

Other Factors and Initiatives

  • Kentucky YMCA Youth Association won national recognition for their work in civic engagement ( www.civvys.org).
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