Maybe you've heard this a time or two: back during the 2014 midterms—which gave us the Republican-controlled Congress that helped give us Trumpmerica—only 16 percent of eligible 18 to 29-year-olds voted.
There have been various signs that turnout among young voters isn't going to increase much for the 2018 midterms. But today, just when everyone could probably use a bit of encouraging news, there's this:
A high number of young voters could turn out in the 2018 midterms, according to a new poll from the Harvard University Institute of Politics.
The biannual poll released Monday showed that 40 percent of 18- to 29-year olds said they will “definitely vote” in the 2018 midterm elections, a substantial increase from the 2014 and 2010 midterms.
“We believe there is a marked increase in youth turnout, unlike anything we’ve seen in 32 years,” said John Della Volpe, director of polling for the Institute of Politics.
Excellent. If true.
Here in Washington state, if you're not yet registered to vote then 🚨🚨🚨: today is the last day you can change that for this election.