Youth Electoral Significance Index (YESI)

Posted by CIRCLE on January 25, 2022

The Center for Information & Research on Civic Learning and Engagement (CIRCLE) released their 2022 Youth Electoral Significance Index (YESI) – which quantifies the immense potential electoral impact of young voters.

Parties and other political groups often overlook the votes and energy of young people even where youth can have a decisive influence on the outcome of the race. CIRCLE is providing data-driven insights about the states where youth are poised to have a disproportionately high electoral impact in 2022 — if campaigns and organizations invest in engaging them. In the coming months, as more states finalize their redistricting processes, we’ll add rankings for House races.

CIRCLE, the Center for Information and Research on Civic Learning & Engagement, focuses on young people in the United States, especially those who are marginalized or disadvantaged in political life. CIRCLE’s scholarly research informs policy and practice for healthier youth development and a better democracy. It is part of the Jonathan M. Tisch College of Civic Life at Tufts University.

See where the youth could have the biggest impact in 2022. 

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