YOUTH AND THE VOTE

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Pennsylvania

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VOTER TURNOUT 18-29
17.60% 52.50% 35.80% 58.40% 40.40% Frey*
VOTER TURNOUT 18-19
48.00% CIRCLE*
REGISTRATION RATE 18-24
36.10% 60.40% 47.70% 57.30% 53.30% Census*
VOTER TURNOUT 18-24
10.40% 48.70% 31.90% 49.40% 38.20% Census*

PENNSYLVANIA

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38.20%

YOUTH TURNOUT

Ages 18-24 (Census)

PENNSYLVANIA YOUTH VOTE

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TOP STRATEGIES/INITIATIVES TO INCREASE REGISTRATION & TURNOUT OF YOUNG VOTERS

State efforts to facilitate youth voting

High school Initiatives

  • Governor’s Civic Engagement Award recognizes PA high schools and students who engage students in voting. 200 students worked to register students in 37 high schools across the state that received the award in 2022-2023.   Three award winners share what worked. 

Find your high school!

College and University initiatives

  • State voting portal for college students.
  • 72 campuses participated in ALL IN Campus Democracy Challenge (see map).
  • Eight campuses won Platinum Awards for voter turnout rates > 80%.
  • Dickinson College achieved 85% turnout in one of the highest rates nationally. Dickinson Votes partnered with the Upsilon Delta Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority to host voter registration at the Black Cultural Festival hosted by a local nonprofit, Hope Station
  • Pennsylvania ranked #1 for Youth Voter Impact in 2022.
  • PA Youth Vote on Instagram
  • Pennsylvania Campus Voter Guide

Other Factors and Initiatives

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