All eyes on the youth vote.
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We asked two experts in youth politics to check the claim that has been circulating on social media.
Andy Burnham, the new Mayor of Greater Manchester, talking at an event at Salford University in March.
Mark Waugh Photography/University of Salford
What we can learn from the election of the new 'metro mayors' and why there are reasons to be cheerful.
Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein and supporters, Oct. 6, 2016.
AP Photo/D. Ross Cameron
Third-party candidates often claim they bring out new voters. Is it true?
A high school talks over a civics assignment in an advanced placement class.
Only about 40-45 percent of 18-to-29-year-olds turned out to vote in the 2012 election. Civic education can improve youth turnout. But civic education itself remains neglected in US schools.
It starts by making a plan.
As Election Day approaches, candidates in races across the country will be doing everything they can to get out the vote – including turning to behavioral science.
Showing your voting support with a button can be more powerful on Facebook.
Facebook has already proved it can increase the number of people who vote in elections. But what if it tries to influence how they vote?
Excited for Hillary?
Historically unpopular presidential candidates are making voters uneasy on both sides of the aisle. An expert on conflicted voters explains why this poses an unprecedented challenge for campaigns.
Clinton at a campaign stop in Atlanta City Hall in February.
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Polls show Trump and Hillary in a dead heat in the Peach State this year. An expert on Southern politics examines the possibility of Georgia turning blue.
If turnout had been 100% on June 23, you might be eating a croissant right now instead of protesting about Brexit. Then again, you might not.
Was new Senator Derryn Hinch right about voter turnout in New Zealand?
Was new Senator Derryn Hinch right to say on Q&A that voting is only compulsory in Australia and Belgium, and that 90% of New Zealanders vote even though it's voluntary?
There's an argument to be made for giving more power to those who will live longer with the consequences.
Young people have the most at stake in the June 23 poll, but they know the least about the EU.
Young people can shape election results.
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About 49 million young people are eligible to vote, representing a major potential political force. So, what can universities do to increase their turnout?
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Give voters a wider choice and you'll see more of them exercising it.
Despite pressure from the pet community, few are turning up.
Even before the results come in, turn-out for electing South Yorkshire’s next Police and Crime Commissioner was shown to be extremely low. As the votes were being counted from the October 30 ballot, it…
Attendees photograph Hillary Clinton speaking at Pennsylvania rally in support of Democratic candidate for governor.
Foundation essay: This article is part of a series marking the launch of The Conversation in the US. Our foundation essays are longer than our usual comment and analysis articles and take a wider look…
Fixating on the voting age won’t fix the system.
Shutterstock polling station
The case for lowering the voting age to 16 in the UK would appear to have been strengthened by the resonance of young people in the Scottish referendum. But excitement over this issue masks a deeper problem…
Party politics? No, thanks.
Generation Y, the youngest adult generation, have recently been called Dave’s No 1 Fans, Thatcher’s Children, The Boris Generation or just plain Generation Right. Much of this discussion draws on an analysis…