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Elections and Voting
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Elections and Voting

At Knight Foundation we see engagement in the democratic process as more than just the act of voting. It should be embedded in every part of civic life, extending before and after an election. It is a chance for people to become and remain involved in their communities and to have a voice in local, state and national issues.

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The 100 Million Project

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Communities

The 100 Million Project

The Untold Story of American Non-Voters Executive Summary In 2016, nearly 100 million eligible Americans did not cast a vote for president, representing 43% of the eligible voting-age population. They represent a sizeable minority whose voice is not heard in our representative democracy. Most of our attention, in politics and in research, tends to fall […]

February 18, 2020
The 100 Million Project
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Landmark study reveals opportunities to engage nearly 100 million Americans who don’t vote

On February 19, 2020, Knight Foundation released a new study that sheds light on the 100 million Americans who don’t vote, their political views and what they think about the 2020 election. Knight’s Evette Alexander shares more below. View the report website, the full report and the full press release for more information. We’re well […]

February 19, 2020
Landmark study reveals opportunities to engage nearly 100 million Americans who don’t vote
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New study sheds light on the 100 million Americans who don’t vote, their political views and what they think about 2020

Knight Foundation releases unprecedented survey of 12,000 non-voters, examining their political attitudes and behavior, including how they encounter information about politics and elections WASHINGTON — February 19, 2020 — As primary season heats up and voters cast their ballots during this presidential election year, the largest bloc of the electorate is a group of Americans […]

February 19, 2020
New study sheds light on the 100 million Americans who don’t vote, their political views and what they think about 2020

Knight News Challenge on Elections

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Journalism

22 ideas win Knight News Challenge: Elections

22 ideas win Knight News Challenge: Elections
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Knight News Challenge awards $3.2 million for ideas to better inform voters and increase civic participation

AUSTIN, TEXAS – July 22, 2015 – Twenty-two projects that seek to provide voters with better information and increase their participation before, during and after elections will receive $3.2 million as winners of the Knight News Challenge.  The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation made the announcement today at a convening hosted by the […]

Knight News Challenge awards $3.2 million for ideas to better inform voters and increase civic participation