As youth organizers predicted, young voter turnout is surging in the presidential nominating contests. To keep the momentum rolling through Super Tuesday, Student PIRGs' New Voter Project is announcing it will text 20,000 young people with reminders to vote on the eve of the February 5 contests in 24 states.
To date, the numbers of young people have increased exponentially over 2004. In this year's Iowa caucus, turnout of voters under 30 tripled compared with 2004 and 2000. Large increases in the proportion of young voters were also seen in New Hampshire and South Carolina.