Home > News > News Articles > 2012 > December > California Civic Engagement Project Releases Third Policy Brief in Series
News Feed

California Civic Engagement Project Releases Third Policy Brief in Series

December 27, 2012

The California Civic Engagement Project, housed at the UC Davis Center for Regional Change, has released the third in its series of policy briefs examining the impact of youth and online registration on the 2012 California electorate.

 

Boosted by online registration, the youth electorate in California grew significantly for the November 2012 election, dramatically outpacing growth in the state’s general registration and driving the decline in major party registration. Youth comprised 30 percent of all online registrants and variation in party affiliation was greater online than in other registration type. The prevalence of youth in online registration may provide another pathway to increasing their influence on the political make-up of the electorate.

The brief “California’s 2012 Electorate: The Impact of Youth and Online Voter Registration,” is available at the UC Davis California Civic Engagement Project website.
 



 
© League of California Cities