Virginia saw a 31-point increase in Muslim voter turnout between the 2014 and 2018 midterm elections within the counties that Emgage operates. Across Virginia, 60% of registered Muslim voters in the state turned out on November 6.
Emgage worked in five counties and four congressional districts across Virginia in 2018. Two of the Emgage districts exceeded the statewide 18-point increase in voter turnout:
Two of Emgage’s primary focus areas, Loudoun County and Congressional District 10, saw an amazing increase of 36% and 34% Muslim voter turnout since 2014 with the Muslim voter population between the ages of 18-34 more than doubling between the 2009 and 2018 elections. In 2009, the youth (18-34 year old) electorate was comprised of 13% of the total Muslim electorate within the Commonwealth of Virginia. In 2018, the Muslim youth electorate has grown to 30%. In 2009, turnout amongst those same Muslim youth was at 11%. In 2018, turn out amongst Muslim youth has increased to 48%. Muslim youth are now comprised of approximately a third of the total Muslim electorate in the Commonwealth of Virginia.