Texas is Currently Leading the Nation in Youth Voter Turnout
About half a million Texans under 30 have voted so far, according to new data from Tufts University.
“As of October 21, more than 3 million young people (ages 18-29) have already voted early or absentee in the 2020 elections,” researchers wrote, speaking of the overall U.S. turnout. “The numbers are especially dramatic in a state like Texas, where at least 490,000 young people have already cast ballots.”
These numbers are likely higher because Texas data is only available in 23 counties, which researchers say constitute about 65% of the state’s population.