4 States Where Millennials Could Sway the Election
You've probably heard this phrase several times: "Young people don't vote." But in 2016 millennials may prove to be a powerful force in deciding who will be our next president. For more states that could sway the election check out http://n.pr/1mXz2bq
- •FloridaFlorida is home to more than 400 higher education institutions; university campuses are critical for voter mobilization, since people who are college-educated tend to vote at higher rates.
- •NevadaNevada is both racially and educationally diverse. It also has a large non-college-educated population, which suggests the youth vote is far more multifaceted than in other states.
- •IowaSince Iowa is home to the first nominating contest in the country, it's almost inevitable that young people either meet candidates in person or hear about them through TV advertisements. "Throughout the state, there's just a lot of resources going to outreach," said Kawashima-Ginsberg, and, like in New Hampshire, the side-effects of that outreach linger into the November general election.
- •ColoradoColorado has same-day registration (enacted in 2013), preregistration for potential voters below 18 (enacted in 2013) and online registration (2009) all of which are helpful to youth voter turnout.