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  • Get Social: Candidates Must Unlock the Power of Young Voters in New York City Elections

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    Teen voter registration (photo: Michael Appleton/Mayoral Photography Office)

    Twenty-five million people under the age of 30 voted in the 2020 presidential election. That’s the highest it has ever been, both in raw numbers and percentage of eligible voters. As one of the largest voter blocs in the country, politicians want and need as much of the “Gen Z'' vote as they can get. So naturally, politicians are thinking, where can we find the youth?

    On social media, of course.

    Yet, as New York City’s 2021 election cycle has drawn to a close, local