Lowering the Voting Age in the United States

By Derrick Dyess, President/CEO, Promote the Vote Over the history of the United States, more Americans won the right to vote, and the age when they were allowed to vote was lowered over time.  Prior to the Civil War, there were no federal laws requiring an age to vote. Shortly after the Civil War, inContinue reading “Lowering the Voting Age in the United States”

The Growing Impact of Young Voters

By Douglas Bristol, Jr. As a Board member of Promote the Vote and as a historian, the groundbreaking voter turnout in the 2020 presidential election fascinates me.  Americans voted in historic numbers—despite the Covid-19 pandemic—and young adults drove this change.  We are, for reasons I explain below, looking at the future of American politics.  IfContinue reading “The Growing Impact of Young Voters”