If you’ll be 18 by the next election, you can vote.
Every 2 years, 7 million Americans turn 18 and become eligible to vote.
These newly minted adults vote at a much lower rate than the general population.
If 18 and 19-year-olds voted at the same rate as other Americans, we’d have over 1.5 million additional voters in the next presidential election, and more than 750,000 additional voters in off-year elections.*
(Based on Census Bureau data for 2012 & 2014, adjusted for actual turnout)
18by.vote creates non-partisan campaigns and programs to support teenage voter registration and voting.
Our bi-yearly branded campaigns welcome each new group of 16, 17, and 18-year-olds who will come of age during that election cycle.
7 Million Americans born in 1999 and 2000 will turn 18 by November 7, 2018.
7 Million Americans born in 2001 and 2002 will turn 18 by November 3, 2020.
7 Million Americans born in 2003 and 2004 will turn 18 by November 8, 2022.
18by.vote campaigns are driven by teen content and teen vision. Voting is about stepping up to create the future of our country. Our campaigns give teenagers opportunities to express their vision through images, videos, words, and music.
National awareness campaigns focused on the importance of teen voting and the availability of preregistration, which allows teens to register to vote before they turn 18.
Social media campaigns that engage teenagers in creating a vision for our country while building a social network for voter registration and voting.
Traditional organizing campaigns with non-partisan partners around the country to create teen voter registration drives in high schools and teen centers, run by local volunteers.
State-by-state preregistration and voting information personalized for teenagers, designed to guide them through the voter registration and voting process.
Materials to support teen voter registration drives in high schools and teen centers, including state-specific requirements and best practices for achieving high teen registration and voting rates.
Teen engagement systems, providing personalized ongoing support at key times as teens register and vote for the first time.