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Groups Work To Get Young Michigan Vote Out For Tuesday's Election

Nov 5, 2018

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Young voters could play a crucial role in Tuesday’s election results.  Here's what some groups are doing to get them to the polls.


The liberal advocacy group NextGen Michigan is working to increase voter turnout for people ages 18-35.  Since January of this year, the group says they’ve registered 40,000 young voters in the state.  The group is using digital ads, in-person events, and texts.  

Eliza Webb is with NextGen Michigan.  She says this could a banner year for the young vote.  

“Young people typically don’t vote in the numbers we can, so when we do turnout, we make a really, really big impact."

A conservative group on the campus of Michigan State University says they are also working to get the young voters out by hosting  forums to help people on all points of the political spectrum find common ground.

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—Laura Michels is a reporter for WKAR-FM in East Lansing.  Contact WEMU News at 734.487.3363 or email us at studio@wemu.org