Winners of "YOUth Should Vote" Student Video Contest Announced

To help mobilize the youth vote, the League of Women Voters of Massachusetts invited Massachusetts high school students to create 30-second public service announcements encouraging young adults to register to vote and turn out at the polls. Over 100 entries were received, with over 300 students participating in all. An award ceremony to honor the winners will be held in the House of Representatives Members’ Lounge (3rd floor) at the Massachusetts State House in Boston at 11 a.m. on June 6, 2016. The PSAs will be widely distributed as the elections approach, but you can view them right now from the LWVMA's press release announcing the winners. Youth turnout in elections routinely lags behind turnout from other age groups; in the 2012 presidential election, voter turnout for Massachusetts citizens between the ages of 18 and 29 was 43.8%, while turnout for Massachusetts citizens 30 and older was 71.7%.