YOUTH AND THE VOTE

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West Virginia

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VOTER TURNOUT 18-29
17% 35.60% 24.50% 35.20% 18.70% Frey*
VOTER TURNOUT 18-19
36% CIRCLE*
REGISTRATION RATE 18-24
46.20% 50.30% 47% 46.10% 42.60% Census*
VOTER TURNOUT 18-24
14.30% 32.20% 21.30% 34.20% 14.20% Census*

WEST VIRGINIA

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14.20%

YOUTH TURNOUT

Ages 18-24 (Census)

WEST VIRGINIA YOUTH VOTE

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TOP STRATEGIES/INITIATIVES TO INCREASE REGISTRATION & TURNOUT

Statewide Policies and Resources

High school Initiatives

  • The Secretary of State of West Virginia awarded the Jennings Randolph Award to 41 high schools that registered 85-100% of eligible students in 2022. The award is named after US Senator Jennings Randolph— the “Father of the 26th Amendment” which lowered the age of voting from 21 to 18.

Find your high school!

  • West Virginia Young Voter Registration Day video.

College and University initiatives

Other Resources and Initiatives

  • The League of Women Voters published a how to guide to support voter registration campaigns by its chapters and others.
  • Rock the Vote published voting information for West Virginia.
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