Expanding the Electorate

A key indicator for effective citizens in their engagement in the democratic process, including, but not limited to voting in elections. This report from the Center for Information & Research on Civic Learning and Engagement (CIRCLE) at Tufts University’s Tisch College provides background on why low-income youth have not historically participated in elections.

The report, “Expanding the Electorate: How simple changes in election administration can improve voter participate among low-income youth,” outlines reasons such as lack of encouragement, lack of role models who civically participate, distrust of public officials, and others, and then provide 10 recommendations on how educators and mentors can engage with low-income youth and motivate them to vote.

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