Older and younger voters are increasingly at odds: Republicans as a whole skew gray-haired, and within the Democratis, the left-leaning youth vote.
Youth Voting Rights 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.
Youth Suffrage Proposal Rejected By Voters In Zurich
Proponents of the right to vote for youth as young as 16 in Switzerland suffered another setback following a vote in canton Zurich.
Adolescents In The US Are Becoming More Politically Polarized
In contrast to the findings of the 1960s an update to the socialization literature shows adolescents today are just as polarized as adults.
Polling Places Coming To New York College Campuses
New York State has passed new law mandating polling places on campuses with 300+ students or at nearby site proposed by the college.
EU Parliament Elects Youngest Ever President
The EU has chosen the youngest President in its history. Because the new leader is a woman, it is a significant triumph for democracy.
Combating College Voter Suppression
Significant barriers and inconvenient aspects of voter registration and voting at college prevent students from going to the polls.
Young Are Raising Alarms About The State Of Democracy
A new study issued this week shows that most young Americans are concerned about the state of democracy in the United States.
Teaching the 26th Amendment With The New York Times
Learners can now study the history and meaning of the expansion of voting rights to citizens 18 to 20 through a new teaching resource.
Should Parents’ Votes Count More?
GOP candidate for Ohio Senate seat, J. D. Vance, argues that America’s childless left is why parents should have more voting power.
Youth Activists Turn Energy To 2021 Redistricting
Students are outlining how redistricting will impact future generations and are highlighting the need of having their opinions heard.