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What We’re Reading: Circle Working Paper #75

By Stephanie South, Program Associate, AASCU

To coincide with its recent announcement regarding the formation of a nonpartisan and scholarly Commission on Youth Voting & Civic Knowledge, CIRCLE has re-released a November 2012 summary of existing research entitled, “Voting Laws, Education, and Youth Civic Engagement: A Literature Review.”

This working paper serves as an example of the kind of research CIRCLE will provide to the Commission and the public. Sample of findings include:CIRCLE Logo

  • Civic education boosts knowledge and engagement.
  • Election officials and agencies may be effective civic educators.
  • Making registration and voting more convenient has a modest impact on turnout.

For more information on the commission and updates on its work, click here.

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