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News & Announcements
Rutgers undergraduates had record turnout in 2020 election
Despite changes to voter registration and voting processes, Rutgers University–New Brunswick’s student voting rate increased by 20 points from 2016 to 2020. According to the report “National Study for Learning Voting and Engagement,” Rutgers–New Brunswick’s student voting rate outpaced other comparable higher education institutions and the nationwide average. The student voting rate rose to nearly 73 percent in 2020, compared to 53 percent in 2016
New Jersey 2020 youth turnout highest in the country
Despite the many election changes voters experienced during the 2020 Elections, New Jersey experienced the highest youth voter turnout at 67%.
The RU Ready Young Leaders Conference has gone national!
For the first time since its creation, the RU Ready Young Leaders Conference was held virtually in collaboration with our partner programs in New Jersey and Texas.
Announcing the launch of RU Voting National!
Young adults are poised to make an impact on the 2020 Election. Building upon our experience and track record with RU Voting Rutgers, the RU Voting National website equips young adults around the country with the information they need to exercise their power at the polls
Follow the Center for Youth Political Participation on Instagram
Are you looking to stay up-to-date on new CYPP opportunities and events? In need of nonpartisan voting information for the primaries and general election? Follow CYPP on Instagram for information on voting, getting involved and remaining politically active in 2021!