New research by Laura W. Brill at the Civics Center shows struggles to register young voters in Arizona.
“[F]ewer than 15% of 18-year-old residents of Arizona’s most populous counties, Maricopa County and Pima County, have registered to vote.”
These trends are concerning insofar as registration remains a key predictor of voter turnout. Arizona is no exception.
“Census records show that in the 2020 presidential election, 88% of registered Arizonans ages 18-24 cast ballots. That was 327,000 voters, and the margin of victory was just 10,457 votes in the Arizona presidential election.”