YOUTH AND THE VOTE

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Utah

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VOTER TURNOUT 18-29
17% 46.90% 38% 53.10% 24.10% Frey*
VOTER TURNOUT 18-19
CIRCLE*
REGISTRATION RATE 18-24
28.70% 50% 44% 52.90% 32.50% Census*
VOTER TURNOUT 18-24
13.40% 41.60% 33.10% 47.30% 15.90% Census*

UTAH

Vector 26

15.90%

YOUTH TURNOUT

Ages 18-24 (Census)

UTAH YOUTH VOTE

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TOP STRATEGIES/INITIATIVES TO INCREASE REGISTRATION & TURNOUT

Statewide Policies and Resources

  • Official Utah voting portal includes information for college students.
  • Voter pre-registration starts at 16, vote at 18.
  • Some out of state IDs and unexpired college IDs are accepted. 
  • Because of pandemic, ballots mailed to all registered voters. 
  • State ID rules and helpline for Utah.

High school Initiatives

College and University initiatives

Other Factors and Initiatives

  • Voterise–a Utah-based organization focused on young voters ran an innovative contest for 16-29 year olds in 2022 on the importance of local elections–”If I ran the city.”
  • League of Women Voters Utah’s portal for statewide voting information
  • Utah ranked 23rd in voter turnout in 2018, an increase from 39th in 2016. Only 16.8% of Utah’s 18-29-year-olds voted in the 2018 midterm elections.”
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