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Idaho Organization Tackles Low Voting Rates From Young People

Molly Messick
Boise State Public Radio


One of the effects of coronavirus is extreme uncertainty about the upcoming elections. Idaho will be conducting its May 19 primary entirely by mail, but what about getting people to vote? Especially young people, who will make up 40% of the voting population by November? 

An organization called What The Vote Idaho is tackling this challenge head on by working to get youth registered — and voting — in these upcoming elections. Joining Idaho Matters today are organizers Nancy Viano and Chris Stokes. 

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Molly Wampler is a newsroom intern at Boise State Public Radio. Originally from Berkeley, California, she just graduated from the University of Puget Sound in Washington state. There, Molly worked for her university's newspaper but is stoked to try her hand at and learn all there is to learn about radio journalism.