HeadCount, the non-profit organization that partners with musicians to register voters, set a new personal best this weekend at Bonnaroo, surpassing the previous record of 1,211 registrations set at Bonnaroo 2016.
“This is incredible,” executive director Andy Bernstein said in a press release. “Essentially a year and a half away from the 2020 election, we are already seeing this level of excitement from young Americans about voting. 2018 saw a more than 50% increase in youth voter turnout in Midterms, I can only imagine what this type of moment this will create for 2020.”
HeadCount has registered over 580,000 voters at over 5,000 concerts and festivals since 2004. The organization has plans to continue registering voters at “thousands” of live music events before the 2020 election, with the goal of registering 200,000 new voters before the presidential election that year.
You can find more information about HeadCount and where they’ll be next here.