Youth Voter Mobilization Tactics

  • September 07, 2006

This report outlines the best ways to reach and turn out young voters, from phone banks to door knocks. Each tactic is evaluated through a randomized field experiment in order to determine how much that tactic increases a person's likelihood to vote and for its cost-effectiveness. It also outlines what does not work and is not worth a campaign's time or money.

We saw in 2004 that young people will vote when asked. This booklet gives nonprofits and political campaigns the tools to turn out young voters in 2006 and beyond.