Gallup has a long essay up analyzing the data on youth voting in 2008. In short, they’re expecting youth turnout to rise in line with increased turnout throughout the electorate this year, but say that if the youth vote is particularly high, it could represent a 1-2 point shift in Obama’s favor on election day.

The Chronicle of Higher Education is reporting on Rock the Vote’s efforts to combat voter suppression among college student voters.

There’s a great trove of data on the youth vote past and present at the Center for Information and Research on Civic Learning and Engagement.