FACT SHEET: ALL IN Campus Democracy Challenge Releases Student Voter Turnout and Engagement Data Ahead of Midterm Elections
Battleground states with competitive elections have seen an increase in youth voter registrations since 2018, including Michigan, Kansas, Nevada, North Carolina and Arizona
(Washington, DC): With Election Day tomorrow, the ALL IN Campus Democracy Challenge (ALL IN) released the 2022 College Student Voting Fact Sheet, a comprehensive resource providing more information about student voter turnout and engagement. The fact sheet includes voting data and trends, issues that motivate students to vote, barriers college students face at the ballot box and more.
With more than 8.3 million young people newly eligible to vote in the 2022 midterm elections, youth voters will play a significant role in the outcomes of elections across the country. Based on the 41 states for which data is available, there are six percent more young people ages 18-24 registered to vote in the United States than there were in November 2018. Most significantly in Michigan with a 38 percent increase overall and a 52 percent increase among 18-19-year-olds alone.
A recent Harvard study found that youth voters are motivated by key issues, including inflation, abortion, protecting democracy and climate change. In fact, two-in-five youth voters say the Roe v. Wade Supreme Court decision makes them more likely to vote in the midterms this year.
The ALL IN Campus Democracy Challenge works with more than 950 campuses across all 50 states and Washington, DC to improve civic learning, political engagement and voter participation. Through ALL IN’s awards program, the organization has been able to track college and university student voter registration and turnout data for the past six years.