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Student Volunteers Launch Last-Minute Youth Voting Push

As Election Day continues, volunteers and staff with the Student PIRG’s New Voters Project are going full tilt with creative ideas and proven tactics to drive youth turnout at the polls.

News Release | The Student PIRGs | New Voters Project

Student Group Announces Big Numbers Heading into Election Day

After months of major field organizing efforts in over 14 states, volunteers and staff for the Student PIRGs have helped to register more than 40,000 young people to vote and made over 200,000 Get-Out-The-Vote contacts to college students around the country.

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MaryPIRG is helping hundreds of UMD students vote

As part of their New Voters Project this semester, MaryPIRG has helped register more than 1,200 students to vote.

Op/Ed: The power of young people

By | Ethan Senack
Higher Education Advocate

Why youth voting matters in this midterm election. Originally published in the Durham Herald-Sun.

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Youth Vote Posts Strong Showing in 2012 Elections

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New expert estimates indicate that turnout of young voters between the ages of 18 and 29 will likely exceed 50 percent in yesterday’s national election.  This strong showing places 2012 on par with record 2008 turnout rates and bucks predictions of a precipitous drop-off in young voter participation. 

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Youth Vote Increases at Local Student Precinct

COLLEGE PARK, MD  According to preliminary results provided by local elections officials, turnout numbers at a local student precinct at University of Maryland, College Park (UMDCP) increased by 49 percent between the 2008 and 2012 elections.

Young voter enthusiasm and lines to vote grew on college campuses over the course of the day. . 

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