At present young voters have prominent role deciding the election result of America. The voting percentage of youth is gradually increasing, in the year 2000, the youth voting percentage was 14.3% and by 2008 it has reached 17.1%.
In 2008 general elections, out of total 131 million votes, students have polled more than 22.4 million votes. There are few states that has recorded highest percentage of youth voters include Minesota, Iowa, New Hampshire, Virginia and Orgeon.
For 2012 election, 46 million American students aged between 18 -29 years are eligible to take part in voting process. Out of total young voters, 14.0% of youth have completed their high school diploma, 19.9% youth have acquired their bachelor's degree, 39.7% have pursued their associate degree and 26.4% young voters are high school graduates.
Every eligible student in America can take part in voting process by registering with the official election site or directly send it through absentee ballot.