State Press: Students work to create urgency to vote

Tuesday, September 18, 2018

ASU's State Press reported that with the general elections on Nov. 6 fast approaching, political organizations at ASU are seeking to bring millennials, a demographic that typically follows politics but rarely participates in elections, to the polls.

The youth vote is notoriously difficult to turn out. A recent study released by ASU’s Morrison Institute for Public Policy found that voter turnout in Arizona is generally low, but even more so for young people. Only a quarter of registered millennials voted in the 2016 general election. Only 4 percent voted in both the 2016 primary and general elections.

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