Young Minnesota voters cast their ballots on March 3, before the coronavirus outbreak really set in for the U.S.
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Young voters are important to the continuity of democracy because voting at a young age leads to continued voting throughout life. This year more than most, they'll have a hard time getting started.
Swedish activist Greta Thunberg joins other children from across the world to present an official human rights complaint on the climate crisis.
From 3D printing using plastic waste to growing cherry trees in the Himalayas, young people are not sitting idle while the world burns.
Many young South Africans see no point in voting.
After recent elections, South Africa are grappling with what the reasons are for the declining trend in youth participation in the 2019 elections.
A demonstrator holds a sign outside the Portuguese parliament in Lisbon during a climate strike of school students as part of the Fridays for Future movements on Friday, May 24, 2019.
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It's clear that young voters are bringing critical issues to the fore as they did in the recent EU elections. Will they do so in Canada too?
Indian general elections begin April 11.
India election 2019: millions of Indian youth are underemployed and going to the polls.
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The world's largest democracy will see its biggest young voter turnout since gaining independence 72 years ago, with millions delivering their verdict on Narendra Modi's BJP government.
Canadians are still forced to travel to polling stations and line up to vote. Online voting would save time and money.
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About one-third of Canadians don't bother to vote in federal elections. Many people cite "everyday life issues," like the time it takes to vote, as reasons why they don't participate.
Many younger people are politically engaged. We saw this in the recent student-led protests on climate change policy.
People under 18 can leave school, get a job, drive a car and pay taxes. Should they be allowed to vote too?
Theresa May's party struggled to appeal to younger voters. But that wasn't always the case.
Today’s youth are increasingly rejecting capitalism.
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The recent March for Our Lives showed just how unsatisfied American youth are with their leaders. Recent polls suggest the economic system may be the next item on their agenda.
Can internet voting bring young people to the polls? Here's the evidence so far.
Pushed too far?
The government has ignored this group for years, now it asks why they vote for the opposition.
The default position in social and political theory is to disregard children altogether, or to consider them as learner-citizens.
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When children and young people have opportunities for active citizenship, they demonstrate a wide range of ways of contributing to their communities.
Youth on the march.
Yes, young voters' choices had an impact, but not a decisive one.
A rural highway in Ottumwa, Iowa on Jan. 27, 2017.
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A recent study from the Tisch College of Civil Life at Tufts looks at millennials' civic engagement – and finds some cause for concern in rural, suburban and urban areas.
South Africans’ right to vote was hard fought and hard won.
South Africa's university students have shown that they can have an impact on the political landscape. That's why it's so important that they exercise their right to vote.
There's an argument to be made for giving more power to those who will live longer with the consequences.
Wyatt Roy, now assistant minister for innovation, was elected as an MP at the age of 20.
The involvement of youth in politics suggests politicians are not tackling issues of concern to young people.
Was Richard Di Natale right about voting intentions among under 30s?
Greens leader Richard Di Natale told Q&A that if there was a vote among people who are under 30 in Australia, there'd possibly be a Greens prime minister. What do the polls say?
Studies have shown that young people do not consider politicians and political parties to be representative of issues that impact them.
Concern about youth electoral enrolment is framed the wrong way. It usually suggests that young people are somehow deficient and that they – and not the political culture – are the problem.
Activist in the making.
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A new study of young Belgians shows the power of a political education.