Getting Youth to Participate in Election
Written by Andrew-Rossi on October 30, 2018
With the 2018 General Election just a week away, the Wyoming Secretary of State’s Office is promoting youth participation in Wyoming elections.
In the weeks leading up to the General Election, the Secretary of State’s Office and the Youth Voter Initiative Steering Committee – a group of Wyoming youth advising the office on the challenges of getting youth civically engaged – launched an ongoing digital ad campaign encouraging 18-24 year olds in Wyoming to get informed and vote.
The office and steering committee also recently completed a series of educational civics workshops for high school students in association with the Bill of Rights Institute. One of those workshops was held at Cody High School the week of October 15th.
Wyoming Secretary of State Ed Buchanan pointed out that just 14% of eligible young voters turned out during the 2014 midterm election. He said his office is dedicated to improving youth voter turnout through civics education and by encouraging our youth active online and on social media to become informed and decide to exercise their right to vote.