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Young Minnesota voters cast their ballots on March 3, before the coronavirus outbreak really set in for the U.S. Kerem Yucel/AFP via Getty Images

How to reach young voters when they’re stuck at home

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.
Young people stand on the steps of the Alberta legislature during the climate strike in Edmonton in 2019. Youth are often seen as problems rather than as people who are creating solutions. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Amber Bracken

What we don’t understand about young people’s motivations

Young people are often seen as lacking but research shows they’re motivated by their concern for future generations.
Many younger people are politically engaged. We saw this in the recent student-led protests on climate change policy. Dan Peled/AAP

Should Australia lower the voting age to 16? We asked five experts

People under 18 can leave school, get a job, drive a car and pay taxes. Should they be allowed to vote too?

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