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If You Build It, They Will Come: College-Age Voters in North Carolina

By: Julie Tulbert

As another election season wraps up, the eternal question remains: why don’t young people vote in midterm elections?   Continue reading

Only One Minor Problem: How Young Is too Young for Poll Workers, and How do We Adapt to a Younger Generation?

By: Geoff Tucker

It is no secret that the typical poll worker tends to be a senior citizen; indeed, the average age of those volunteering to work the polls is seventy-five. As new technologies are implemented for use in elections, however, there has been a growing push for younger volunteers who are presumably more tech-savvy. In efforts to recruit this younger demographic, California amended its election law statutes to allow high school students to serve as poll workers if certain conditions are met, including a minimum GPA and age requirement. Continue reading

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