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Expert Analysis: Youth Voter Turnout Increased

November 9, 2020

Researchers estimate that youth voter turnout increased by at least five percentage points from the 2016 to 2020 presidential elections.

An estimated 49 to 51 percent of 18- to 29-year-olds voted in the 2020 elections, and that figure could rise to between 53 and 56 percent as further votes are counted, according to an analysis from the Center for Information and Research on Civic Learning and Engagement at Tufts University.

"It's very clear to us without a doubt, young people's voter turnout compared to the 2016 election has absolutely increased," Abby Kiesa, CIRCLE's director of impact, said during a press briefing Friday. "The question right now is by how much."

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