YOUTH AND THE VOTE

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Oregon

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VOTER TURNOUT 18-29
31.90% 50.50% 44.50% 58.70% 53.80% Frey*
VOTER TURNOUT 18-19
50% CIRCLE*
REGISTRATION RATE 18-24
39.10% 58.30% 61.10% 65.20% 65.50% Census*
VOTER TURNOUT 18-24
23.40% 45.20% 38.20% 53.80% 42.40% Census*

OREGON

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42.40%

YOUTH TURNOUT

Ages 18-24 (Census)

OREGON YOUTH VOTE

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TOP STRATEGIES/INITIATIVES TO INCREASE REGISTRATION & TURNOUT

State efforts to facilitate youth voting

High school Initiatives

  • Residents of Oregon can pre-register at 16, vote at 18.
  • High school websites supported student registration in 2020 election.
  • NextupOregon hires election organizers and engages interns to reach hundreds of new voters. 

College and University initiatives

  • OSPIRG, founded by students at the University of Oregon in 1971, mobilized volunteers across Oregon and made 20,000 GOTV contacts in 2020. 
  • Nine Oregon campuses participated in ALL IN Campus Democracy Challenge. Oregon State University had a turnout of 73.3% of eligible voters on campus, a total of more than 20,000 students voting.
  • University of Oregon and Oregon State also participated in the Pac-12 Voter Challenge.
  • 100% eligible University of Oregon athletes registered to vote and kept score on a posted leaderboard. 

Other Factors and Initiatives

Oregon Had the 4th Highest Youth Voter Turnout inthe 2022 Midterms

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