Early Voting Report: Millennials Didn't Ghost the Vote, Nor Crush It

While youth early voting numbers were called surging, preliminary overall voter turnout results are indicating Millennials and Gen Z did not dominate the 2018 Midterm elections.


Absentee and early voting for youth aged 18 to 29 -- and other age groups -- increased in several states for the 2018 Midterms. But early youth voting in Illinois, for example, is up 144 percent from participation in the 2014 Midterms, USA Today cited.

The TurboVote app alone registered more than 70 percent of the 6,200 undergraduates at the University of Chicago, according to the story.

A report by National Public Radio on election night said the political-data-analysis firm TargetSmart, which is studying the demographics of early voting, found the increase in early youth voting -- and drop in early voting by those age 50+ -- to be a notable correlation:

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