While scores of acts took the stage at Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival this past weekend, voter registration non-profit HeadCount was onsite and hard at work getting music lovers both young and old involved in our country’s democratic system. Now, HeadCount’s Bonnaroo voter registration numbers are in, and they illustrate the incredible success of the organization’s efforts at the annual Manchester, TN festival.
In total, HeadCount registered 1,390 voters at Bonnaroo 2019, eclipsing their previous weekend record of 1,211 set at the 2016 edition of Bonnaroo. Included among the newly registered voters were residents from 45 out of 50 states in the U.S.
“This is incredible,” remarks HeadCount Executive Director Andy Bernstein. “Essentially a year and a half away from the 2020 election, we are already seeing this level of excitement from young Americans about voting. 2018 saw a more than 50% increase in youth voter turnout in Midterms, I can only imagine what this type of momentum this will create for 2020.”
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