About Events Expert Chat: The Impact of the Coronavirus on Youth Voter Turnout with John Holbein Expert Chat: The Impact of the Coronavirus on Youth Voter Turnout with John Holbein Apr 29, 2020 12:00 PM Watch Here WATCH The United States has some of the lowest youth voting rates in the world. With Duke University Professor D. Sunshine Hillygus, Batten Professor John Holbein co-authored “Making Young Voters: Converting Civic Attitudes Into Civic Action,” a book recently published by Cambridge University Press that explores this vexing problem. Join us at 12 pm on Wednesday, April 29, as Holbein discusses and answers your questions about how the COVID-19 crisis will impact the situation. With many changes being made to 2020 elections on the fly, the coronavirus pandemic will undoubtedly affect young voter turnout at the polls. Participate in the conversation on Zoom. John Holbein John Holbein studies political participation, political inequality, democratic accountability, political representation, and education policy. Read full bio Related Content John Holbein Mobilize for Our Lives? School Shootings and Democratic Accountability in U.S. Elections Research Gun violence is a large and growing problem in the United States. Many reformers look towards elections to spur policy change in this area. In this paper, we explore the effects of school shootings on electoral mobilization and election outcomes. Batten's John Holbein suggests claims of ideological bias among the media may be overblown News Batten's John Holbein and other Political Scientists found that while the nature of politics encourages politicians to undermine negative coverage through claims of bias, ideological bias in U.S. newspapers is largely nonexistent. Will COVID-19 impact youth voter turnout in the U.S.? A public policy expert offers answers. News The U.S. already has some of the lowest youth voting rates in the world, as illustrated in Batten professor John Holbein's recent co-authored book, “Making Young Voters: Converting Civic Attitudes Into Civic Action.” In the latest Batten Expert Chat, Holbein discussed the potential impacts coronavirus could have on youth voter turnout.