Pennsylvania is #1 on the Youth Electoral Significance Index for 2022 Midterm Elections according to CIRCLE, the Center for Information and Research on Civic Learning & Engagement based in Tufts University. Pennsylvania voters will participate in closely contested races for an open Senate seat and an gubernatorial seat. Young people make up 16% of the state’s population (about average), but the youth registration rate (69%) is above average. Young people also had above-average voter turnout in both 2018 and 2020; in that most recent election, youth voted for President Biden by a 27 point margin, giving him a net advantage of more than 150,000 youth votes in a race decided by less than 35,000 votes. Learn more.