National Civic Summit - Quiz
Published on: Mar 3, 2016
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2008 Youth Vote Quiz
1. How many 18- to 29-year-olds were eligible to vote in the 2008 general election?
a. 20 million
b. 44 million
c. 68 million
d. 77 million
2. Which of these three Get-Out-The-Vote tactics leads to the highest increase in youth
a. Peer canvassing
c. Non-partisan leaflets
3. Which of these state policies/laws, on average, increases youth voter turnout the most?
a. Getting mailed your polling site information before the election
b. Extended polling location hours
c. Election Day Registration
d. Getting mailed a sample ballot before the election
4. What percent of young voters voted by mail in the 2008 Election?
5. During the 2008 Presidential Election, how many states offered Election Day
6. Of the young people who didn’t register to vote in the 2008 Presidential election, what
was the top reason they gave for not registering?
a. They did not meet the registration deadline in their state
b. They did not know where or how to register
c. They did not meet the residency requirement for registration
7. What level of support did Presidential Candidates Barack Obama and John McCain
receive from young voters in the 2008 election?
e. Obama 71% vs. McCain 29%
f. Obama 52% vs. McCain 48%
g. Obama 68% vs. McCain 32%
h. Obama 45% vs. McCain 55%
8. If young people (18-29) with ANY college experience make up 57% of the youth
population generally, what percentage did they make up of the youth who turned out to
vote in November 2008?
9. Which state had the highest youth turnout in 2008?