CCEP Releases New Policy Brief on California's Youth Vote

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CCEP Releases New Policy Brief on California's Youth Vote

California's 2014 Youth Voter Turnout: Decline and Future Opportunities

Only 18% of California's eligible voters (citizens over age 18) turned out to vote in the June 2014 primary election; the lowest eligible turnout of any statewide election in California history. Given that the gap between eligible youth turnout (age 18-24) and the rest of the electorate is typically larger in primary elections, the California Civic Engagement Project (CCEP) examines how low youth turnout was in the June primary. The study also projects what the future impact of the youth vote might be in California going forward, given both its changing party affiliations and population size. Click here to download the policy brief.