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Youth Vote Coalition
http://www.youthvote.org/

Freedom's Answer
http://www.youthevote.net/

Center for Information and Research on Civic Learning and
Engagement (CIRCLE)
http://www.civicyouth.org/

New Voter's Project
http://newvotersproject.org/

Essays from young people on why they don't vote
http://www.fairvote.org/contest/

Rock the Vote
http://www.rockthevote.com

Vanishing Voter Project
http://www.vanishingvoter.org/

Where Have All the Voters Gone? A series by Thomas Patterson,
based on his book, The Vanishing Voter (from the History News Network)
http://hnn.us/articles/1104.html

Boise State University: Civic Engagement
(an American Democracy Project participant)
http://civicengagement.boisestate.edu/

American Democracy Project: Increasing Student Involvement in Public Life
http://www.aascu.org/programs/adp/

YouthRights.org -- advocates for lowering the voting age to 16
http://www.youthrights.org/votingage.shtml

Young People More Engaged, More Uncertain -- voter research by the
The Pew Research Center for the People and the Press
http://people-press.org/commentary/display.php3?AnalysisID=99

Links to Facts and Stats on Youth Voting (Pew Charitable Trusts)
http://www.pewtrusts.com/ideas/index.cfm?page=4&name=
Facts%20and%20Stats&issue=7

Committee for the Study of the American Electorate
http://www.gspm.org/csae/

Right of 18-year-olds to vote: 26th Amendment to the US Constitution,
ratified 1971.
http://caselaw.lp.findlaw.com/data/constitution/amendment26/

 

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