YOUTH AND THE VOTE

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New York

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VOTER TURNOUT 18-29
15.60% 42.70% 35.20% 53.50% 26.80% Frey*
VOTER TURNOUT 18-19
39% CIRCLE*
REGISTRATION RATE 18-24
37.40% 47.40% 41.70% 50.60% 39.80% Census*
VOTER TURNOUT 18-24
13.20% 34.60% 28.60% 43.30% 20.70% Census*

NEW YORK

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20.70%

YOUTH TURNOUT

Ages 18-24 (Census)

NEW YORK YOUTH VOTE

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TOP STRATEGIES/INITIATIVES TO INCREASE REGISTRATION & TURNOUT

State Policies and Resources

High school Initiatives

  • NYC Campaign Finance Board sponsors Youth Programs  to encourage youth  engagement through peer-to-peer style education, partnership with CUNY, and We Power NYC Ambassadors.
  • Civics week launched at Grover Cleveland High School in Ridgewood, Queens.  
  • NYC Student Registration Drive.
  • High school websites include voting information and registration tools, for example Syosset High School
  • Let NY Vote is a coalition or grassroots activists and partners that is successfully advocating for voting rights reforms that benefit young voters (and others), for example: pre-registration at 16 and 17 and online registration. Legislation that would permit same day registration is “in progress.” 
  • Jennifer Wolfe of Oceanside advising When We All Vote’s My School Votes initiative.

College and University initiatives

  • 65 NY campuses participated in ALL IN Campus Democracy Challenge;  2 campuses won Platinum Awards for voter turnout rates > 80%.
  • 2020 New York Campus Voting Challenge Award Winners: 
    • Highest Voter Registration Award, 2-year Institution: Dutchess Community College
    • Highest Voter Registration Award, 4-year Institution: Bard College 
    • Most Improved Voter Turnout Award, 2-year Institution: Dutchess Community College
    • Most Improved Voter Turnout Award, 4-year Institution: Ithaca College 
    • Highest Voter Turnout Award, 2-year Institution: Dutchess Community College 
    • Highest Voter Turnout Award, 4-year Institution: Ithaca College (79.5% – an increase of 38% above 2016)
    • Best Campus Democratic Engagement Action Plan Award, 2-year Institution: Westchester Community College 
    • Best Campus Democratic Engagement Action Plan Award, 4-year Institution: SUNY: Stony Brook University
  • NEW YORK CAMPUS VOTER GUIDE
Other Factors and Initiatives
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