Young Voters, Young Politicians : The NPR Politics Podcast Turnout among voters under 30 has been high in recent elections, but there are still major impediments — both systemic issues and cultural ones — that keep younger people from casting ballots. And there are similar roadblocks when those folks want to run for office, especially when it comes to funding their campaigns.

This episode: voting correspondent Miles Parks, political correspondent Ashley Lopez, and political reporter Elena Moore.

The podcast is produced by Elena Moore and Casey Morell. Our editor is Eric McDaniel. Our executive producer is Muthoni Muturi.

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Young Voters, Young Politicians

Young Voters, Young Politicians

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Rep. Maxwell Frost (D-FL) speaks at a press conference on Gun Safety legislation outside the U.S. Capitol Building on May 18, 2023 in Washington, DC. Anna Moneymaker/Getty Images hide caption

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Rep. Maxwell Frost (D-FL) speaks at a press conference on Gun Safety legislation outside the U.S. Capitol Building on May 18, 2023 in Washington, DC.

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Turnout among voters under 30 has been high in recent elections, but there are still major impediments — both systemic issues and cultural ones — that keep younger people from casting ballots. And there are similar roadblocks when those folks want to run for office, especially when it comes to funding their campaigns.


The podcast is produced by Elena Moore and Casey Morell. Our editor is Eric McDaniel. Our executive producer is Muthoni Muturi.

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