New Voters Project

We’re just getting started

National Voter Registration Day may be over, but the work to engage and empower students continues!

I am incredibly inspired by our student leaders today. The hard work, drive, and passion shown by students across the country, demonstrate that young people are not sitting on the sidelines and will work hard to get their voices heard. Here are some of my favorite highlights from the day.

Students lead the way on National Voter Registration Day

Nationwide – Young people are taking the lead on college campuses to make sure their voices are heard in the upcoming elections. Students leaders are working with student governments, administrators, professors and county registrars to ensure that young people have a say in the democratic process.

Student-led field efforts turn out the youth vote in big numbers

Nationwide – College-student voting rates in the 2018 midterm elections doubled compared to the 2014 midterms, marking a watershed election year for student voter turnout and engagement, according to a report today from the Institute for Democracy & Higher Education (IDHE) at Tufts University’s Tisch College of Civic Life. 

Wrapping Up the 2016 Elections

With the 2016 Elections coming to a close, so too is our 2016 New Voters Project. Regardless of your views on the outcome of the Election, the importance of our participation is clearer now than ever. Our New Voters Project… Read more

Youth Vote Posts Strong Showing in 2012 Elections

New expert estimates indicate that turnout of young voters between the ages of 18 and 29 will likely exceed 50 percent in yesterday’s national election.  This strong showing places 2012 on par with record 2008 turnout rates and bucks predictions of a precipitous drop-off in young voter participation. 

100,000!

I’m excited to report that the Student PIRGs’ New Voters Project has helped more than 100,000 students register to vote.