Partner Spotlight: CIRCLE’s Youth Electoral Significance Index
Where Will Young Voters Shape the 2016 Races?
CIRCLE recently released the Youth Electoral Significance Index (YESI), their exclusive, data-based rankings of the states and districts where young voters, ages 18-29, can have a disproportionately high impact on the 2016 Presidential and Congressional elections.
According to their analysis, youth in Iowa, New Hampshire, Pennsylvania, Ohio, and Colorado are top-5 in their potential to shape the presidential contest. Young voters in four of those states (NH, PA, OH, CO), along with Illinois, are poised to shape their Senate races. Youth in three Iowa districts (1st, 2nd, and 3rd) along with their peers in the Colorado 6th and Florida 7th, are among the top-10 for potential impact in House races.
Check out CIRCLE’s interactive site to explore the Youth Electoral Significance Index and read NPR’s feature on the YESI.