The Rising American Electorate

Accounts for all People of Color, Unmarried Women, and Young voting eligible Americans. Demographic data is from 2018.

The Rising American Electorate

People of Color

Accounts for all non-white, voting eligible Americans.

People of Color Rising American Electorate

Unmarried Women

Accounts for all unmarried, voting eligible American women.

Unmarried Women Rising American Electorate

Young People

Accounts for all voting eligible Americans, ages 18-30.

Young People Rising American Electorate

We are truly rising.

In 2016, for the first time in history, the Rising American Electorate comprised the majority (52.6%) of people who voted.

We are truly rising.

In 2018, turnout increased dramatically, including among the Rising American Electorate.

We are turning out in record numbers.

2018 Rising American Electorate Voter Turnout by State

4.6 Million Voters Helped

Since 2003, the Voter Participation Center has helped 4.6 million voters register and get to the polls.

42% of us move between election years

That means we have to do more to keep up with our voter registration, which is tied to our address. That’s where VPC comes in. We bring democracy to people’s doorsteps.

We’re not done yet.

We’ve been conducting polling of the Rising American Electorate since 2003. The issues we care about. Why we vote. And what we’re doing to make our democracy stronger.


Results from Two Online Message Boards Among Generation Z Participants

Press Releases, Reports

Majority of Americans Now Support Voting by Mail

Press Releases, Reports

Voter Participation Center Survey: Unregistered African Americans in Battleground States More Motivated to Vote in 2020 than White Counterparts


Gen Z is Politically Engaged, But Skeptical About Government’s Ability to Help Them

We want a government that represents us.

When we register and vote, we make sure our government represents all of us.
My Vote is for the American Dream
My Vote is for Clean Water & a Livable Climate
My Vote is for Healthcare
My Vote is for Higher Wages
My Vote is for Justice for All

*Total data shown for 2020, but demographic breakdowns are from 2018 Census data, based on a total population of 142 million members of the Rising American Electorate.