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    How Oregon Got Millennials to Polling Places

    Do they even know what a “bandwagon” is? New programs aimed at registering and educating young, disaffected and self-disenfranchised voters are proving hugely successful in the Beaver State. Efforts like the Bus Project, which saw dozens of registration-boosting volunteers crisscrossing rural areas, are credited with 2016’s 57 percent turnout among 18-to-29-year-olds, up from a dismal 37 percent in 2012. Together with new motor-voter legislation that automatically registers Oregonians, the program’s success is prompting other states, like Montana, Colorado and Texas, to jump on.

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