Young Voters Are The Future For Democracy As Seen In The 2022 Midterm Elections


Celine Essaied, Reporter

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As midterm elections come to a close, national data reveals that the percentage of young voter participation has dramatically increased compared to previous years. 

Voter turnout reveals that the overwhelming results and positive aftermath for the Democratic Party of midterm elections couldn’t have been achieved without the support of young voters. Compared to previous years, demographics proved that most votes were coming from millennials and they had the most influence on candidates and determining who won.  

It’s great to see a huge political shift and more political engagement from essentially who is running the future. 

Exit polls from the National Election Pool have found that 63 percent of the younger age pool voted blue. Most Republicans were expecting a red wave, but the amount of support shown by younger voters didn’t give them the outcome they had wished for. 

It’s amazing to see younger voters participating as they have control of what our future looks like. If younger voters continue to vote in future elections, it is entirely possible to reach a more progressive society and create a huge shift. Compared to previous years, only older people were voting and shaping what the younger generations’ future would look like. 

Most people are realizing that Republicans have nothing to offer young Americans, and realizing the huge importance of voting. 

I am 17-years-old now, but have always been a huge advocate of getting friends who are eligible to vote, to go out and vote since they have the privilege to. Most younger people don’t seem to see the importance of voting at a young age and claim that it “has nothing to do with them.” 

I’m excited to finally be turning 18, granting me the opportunity to vote in the upcoming 2023 Presidential election as most of my friends will be too. If this continues, it’ll be amazing to see what future elections have in store for us younger voters.