New Voters Project

Highlights from the CALPIRG New Voters Project

It’s Election Day! CALPIRG’s New Voters Project is using today to keep up the unprecedented momentum! This fall CALPIRG Students has been hard at work to help register and mobilize students to vote and participate in our democracy.  Our team… Read more

California student coalition is driving youth turn out

For Election Day, the nonpartisan California Campus Vote Project, a coalition of statewide student associations including CALPIRG Students and the UC Students Association, is hosting a day long vote-a-thon with the Secretary of State’s office to showcase the enthusiasm that young people have to turn out to the polls this year.

Youth Vote Posts Strong Showing in 2012 Elections

New expert estimates indicate that turnout of young voters between the ages of 18 and 29 will likely exceed 50 percent in yesterday’s national election.  This strong showing places 2012 on par with record 2008 turnout rates and bucks predictions of a precipitous drop-off in young voter participation.