Civics Class in Action – More Young People in NC Registered to Vote

Recently Targetsmart, a data collection firm, released a report on voter registration entitled “ANALYSIS: AFTER PARKLAND SHOOTING, YOUTH VOTER REGISTRATION SURGES.”

In every one of the 39 states targeted except four, voter registration in the age group of 18-29 has risen.

In NC, it has risen by %5.5.



Joe Killian of NC Policy Watch highlighted this report in a post adding a quote from Targetsmart’s CEO.

A new generation of political leaders emerged in the aftermath of the Parkland tragedy,” Bonier said in the release Thursday. “We witnessed their ability to organize in North Carolina and across the country as massive crowds took to the streets for the March for Our Lives, and now we’re seeing a quantifiable impact from that organizing. It remains to be seen how many of these younger registrants will cast a ballot in November, but they are poised to have a louder voice than ever in these critical midterm elections” (

Might just make November’s elections that much more important.