Granite Staters! Join volunteers across your state to help NH high school students register to vote before they graduate this spring!
More than 16,000 people turn 18 in New Hampshire every year. As of the close of the 2022/2023 school year, however, only 15.6% of the Granite State’s 18-year-olds are registered to vote. This compares to 80% of voters age 35 and above who are registered to vote in NH and an estimate of 30.6% of 18-year-olds nationwide in 2022.
Across the country, The Civics Center consistently finds that when young people are registered to vote, they turn out at high rates. In fact, a 2022 report by TCC showed that 83% of New Hampshire 18-year-olds who were registered turned out to vote in the 2022 midterms.
Open Democracy, in partnership with the The Civics Center, developed a program aimed at boosting NH high school voter registration. The pilot ran during the 2022/2023 school year and generated further student and faculty engagement in the Fall of 2023.
The Civics Center and Open Democracy’s joint effort contributed to a near doubling of voter registration rates for 18-year-olds in the state as a whole from June 2022 to July 2023. During that period, the rate increased from 8.5% to 15.6%.
Register for this virtual 1-hour workshop on Tuesday, March 26th at 6:00 p.m. (ET) to learn how to encourage and empower students and educators to organize voter registration events for their schools.
This workshop is hosted by The Civics Center and Open Democracy New Hampshire, two non-partisan, non-profit organizations that provide voter education and outreach to help high school students register to vote.