Expert Available to Discuss Youth Voting in Off-Year Election


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Newswise — New Brunswick, N.J. (October 21, 2019) – Elizabeth Matto, director of Rutgers University’s Center for Youth Political Participation, is available to discuss youth voting in this off-year election in which voters will decide on 80 New Jersey Assembly seats and one Senate seat.

"There are signs in recent years that young adults are more interested in politics and more inclined to turn out to vote,” Matto said. “The question this year is whether this trend will continue in an election that receives much less attention than presidential or even midterm campaigns.”

Matto, an associate research professor at Rutgers’ Eagleton Institute of Politics, is an expert on youth political participation, youth voter turnout, young candidates running for office, and youth voter mobilization.

For interviews, contact Gabriella Morrone at gmorrone@eagleton.rutgers.edu or 848-932-8809.

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