Joshua Wong has been billed as the mastermind of Hong Kong’s Umbrella Movement since 2014
Youth Voting articles on Democracy Chronicles
Find the latest news on youth voting rights in this section. Many policy areas specifically affect youth voting more than others such as education and the voting age. Ensuring youth participation in democracy is critically important for a successful system and the general trend in lower voter turnout for youth is a disaster.
Millennials in the US have overtaken baby-boomers and Gen Xers in becoming the largest voting group
Gaps emerge for several reasons, including immigrants having children and a white boomer generation living longer
Study finds majority of youth experienced physical or emotional distress before and after the 2016 election
For more than a decade the Republican Party has had a problem attracting young voters
Italy’s young adults will likely prove crucial in determining the outcome of the country’s March elections, and
A reason for the lack of leadership development is that most of the community meetings are attended or even run by people from our generation and a noticeable small representation of new recruits.
This vast swing to left-wing ideology among young voters will come as no surprise to the baby boomer generation that witnessed (or partook in) the countercultural movement of the 1960’s.
One-man-rule through successive winnings in multi-party elections can therefore only happen through a botched democratic process transforming any such democracy into a nominal democracy.
A strong and resurgent Labour Party under Jeremy Corbyn ran a fantastic campaign focused around truly progressive and forward-looking policies that really resonated with the electorate, especially the younger generations.