Growing Voters

Building Institutions and Community Ecosystems for Equitable Election Participation

July 1, 2022

Growing Voters, from the Center for Information & Research on Civic Learning and Engagement (CIRCLE), identifies two key challenges facing the development of young voters:

  • The significant inequalities present in the access young people have to civic learning and engagement opportunities
  • The current method of attracting young voters that depends on short-term turn out of “likely voters.”

The report offers a framework for developing the civic capacities of young people as effective citizens. Focused around three key elements—access and exposure, support, and culture—the report offers a path for policymakers, educators, community groups, digital media, families, and political campaigns to take an active role in growing young voters.

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