UPDATE: Millennials turned out in record number for the November 6th Presidential Election. CIRCLE research and exit polls suggest that the youth turnout accounted for 19 percent share of the electorate, up 1 percent from 2008.
This means 22-23 million young people – a whopping 49% – voted in this election. Hear what Mobilize.org CEO Maya Enista Smith has to say about this, and the state of Millennial civic engagement pre and post election here.
More information on the CIRCLE research and exit poll information here.
During the 2012 election cycle, Mobilize.org will continue to work on empowering Millennials to implement innovative solutions that will last long after the voting booths close in November. We are joining with our partners for exciting events leading up to the voting booth, and are encouraging Millennials across the country to join our efforts to convene, invest and mobilize the vote this year.
MTV’s “Power of 12″ Campaign
We are excited to join our partners at MTV’s “Power of 12” campaign, and we want to help unleash the exponential power of the Millennial generation in the 2012 elections and beyond. With over 45 million 18-29 year olds eligible to vote in 2012 – the largest potential voting bloc in the country – young people have the power to be a deciding factor in the Presidential, Congressional and state races nationwide. And that doesn’t just mean deciding who is elected to tackle the big challenges we face, but how we’ll tackle them, given very different visions for how to create jobs, address the skyrocketing cost of college and ensure the future prosperity of America.
The best power pics will be featured on MTV’s on-air and online platforms!
Join our Partners for September 25th National Voter Registration Day
On September 25, 2012, Millennial volunteers and organizations across the country will hit the streets for National Voter Registration Day. Dozens of organizations across the US have joined forces– and we want you with us. With your help, it will be a great day to make sure every eligible Millennial gets registered to vote.
For every election, TurboVote will send timely text message and email reminders to users who have signed up for the service to ensure that voters register or request a vote-by-mail application on time and never miss another deadline. TurboVote also offers reminders to users who have signed up for the service and who vote in person at their polling places.
Read more updates about the election here: CIRCLE October 2012 Election Research