YOUTH AND THE VOTE

Please select a state from the dropdown below to view detailed information and resources regarding Youth Voting in that state.

Wisconsin

2014
2016
2018
2020
2022
2024
Midterm
General
Midterm
General
Midterm
General
VOTER TURNOUT 18-29
29% 48.8% 47.7% 64.3% 50.8% Frey*
VOTER TURNOUT 18-19
CIRCLE*
VOTER TURNOUT 18-24
26.90% 45.60% 46.90% 60% 50.80% Census*
REGISTRATION RATE 18-24
45.60% 49.20% 54% 57.4% 58% Census*

WISCONSIN

Vector 11

50.8%

YOUTH TURNOUT

Ages 18-24 (Census)

WISCONSIN YOUTH VOTE

youth_vote
TOP STRATEGIES/INITIATIVES TO INCREASE REGISTRATION & TURNOUT

Statewide Policies and Resources

  • My Vote Wisconsin – easily accessible information about voting and registration including information about what is on the ballot in English and Spanish. 
  • Absentee ballots available and easily accessible
  • State ID rules and helpline for Wisconsin.

High school Initiatives

  • State law allows high school students to work the polls.

College and University initiatives

  • 20 campuses competed in the ALL IN Campus Democracy Challenge.
  • 2020 Wisconsin Campus Voting Challenge Award Winners:
    • Highest Voter Registration Award, 2-year Institution: Madison Area Technical College
    • Highest Voter Registration Award, 4-year Institution: University of Wisconsin-Madison
    • Most Improved Voter Turnout Award, 2-year Institution: Western Technical College 
    • Most Improved Voter Turnout Award, 4-year Institution: University of Wisconsin-Madison 
    • Highest Voter Turnout Award, 2-year Institution: Madison Area Technical College 
    • Highest Voter Turnout Award, 4-year Institution: University of Wisconsin-Madison 
    • Best Campus Democratic Engagement Action Plan Award, 4-year Institution: University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
  • The University of Wisconsin at LaCrosse, Madison, Milwaukee were designated as Andrew Goodman Voter Friendly Campus
  • Campus IDs don’t always meet Wisconsin requirements for voter registration.

Other Resources and Initiatives

  • Wisconsin’s overall turnout was more than 75%, one of the highest of all states.
register_to_vote

This profile was prepared by Your Voice Matters, a nonpartisan initiative to increase registration of youth.

We welcome your feedback to improve this profile!  



    Express Your Support By Donating

    YourVoiceMatters.Vote is a program of

    the National Women's Foundation,

    a 501 (c)(3), EIN 52 1743808.

    All donations are tax deductible to the full extent of the law.

    Click here for information on the DC High School Voter Registration Initiative