Elections 2024: Young leaders

Tuesday, November 4, 2024 will be a big day– with millions of U.S. voters headed to the polls to choose leaders at the local, state, and national levels– including casting votes for president.

Although many politicians are from older generations, young people are getting involved and making their voices heard. For this project, tell a story about a young person who is participating in the 2024 elections.

Gen Z candidates are now running for office, and teens and young adults are volunteering for campaigns, knocking on doors and working at the polls on election day.

In 2022, youth voter turnout was one of the highest levels in a midterm election since the voting age was lowered to 18, according to the Center for Information & Research on Civic Learning and Engagement (CIRCLE) at Tufts University.