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Georgia lags behind in complying with voter registration laws for 18-year-olds

Updated: Oct 6, 2022

The Albany Herald, Ga. Tue, September 20, 2022, 5:17 PM·2 min read

Sep. 20—WASHINGTON — Nonpartisan voting rights organizations The Civics Center and Fair Elections Center have released a new report, entitled Introducing Students to Our Democracy, evaluating how public high schools in Georgia and North Carolina are complying with their state's youth voter registration laws.

While citizens across the country can register to vote before the age of 18, very little infrastructure exists to support and promote voter registration in high schools. State laws in Georgia and North Carolina require public schools to make voter registration applications available to eligible students.

The report provides insight into how public schools in Georgia and North Carolina are complying with these laws. Key new findings include:

— In both states, public high schools' compliance with state law is positively correlated to 18-year-olds' registration rates;

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