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Students Take Action to Make their Votes Count

In cooperation with the Andrew Goodman Foundation, a nonprofit advocating for voting accessibility, GU Votes has also launched a revamped online voter portal through which students can register to vote, check their registration status and find absentee ballot registration forms. Increased student political engagement accompanied by intensive voting assistance has resulted in higher student voting rates at Georgetown.

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College Week: Miami Dade College

The Andrew Goodman Campus Team at Miami Dade College is featured on NBC for its voter registration efforts. Voter registration takes place every day across Miami-Dade College's eight campuses. On National Voter Registration Day and beyond, the team is working to increase both voter registration and turnout amongst Florida's youth voters.

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Voter Registration Efforts Surge as Election Season Nears

With local elections approaching, there has been a recent uptick in student voter registration efforts on Binghamton University’s campus. Students are also being encouraged to register to vote as part of the Andrew Goodman Foundation’s Vote Everywhere program. The Vote Everywhere website aims to increase voting accessibility and help students on college campuses across the country become more engaged citizens.

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Initiatives Aim to Continue Increase of Student Voting

Initiatives to further promote student voting at the regional level have also been held. The Andrew Goodman Vote Everywhere Regional Coalition Summit took place Sept. 28 at Cornell University. The summit aimed to develop a framework for a regional coalition that will act as a team to increase the number of college students who are voting. The Andrew Goodman Foundation was created to honor Andrew Goodman, a civil rights movement activist who was murdered by members of the Ku Klux Klan.

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Speaking of Simpson: Getting Out the Vote Among College Students

Voting is all the rage — or at least that's what students working with Simpson's John C. Culver Center for Public Policy are wanting to encourage. They've had considerable success, making Simpson one of the top colleges when it comes to encouraging students to turn out to vote. Culver Center fellows Abby Schulte and Levi Lefebure stop by the podcast along with Culver Center Director Seth Andersen to talk about a new study that shows huge turnout increases among Simpson students in the 2018 election.

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University Recognized as Elite Voting Campus in Recent Magazine Ranking

West Carolina University student voting nearly doubled from the 2014 midterm election to the 2018 midterm election. While that was a significant achievement in itself, the more important factor is that people who take part in elections at an early age are more likely to become lifelong voters, said Lane Perry, executive director of WCU’s Center for Community Engagement and Service Learning.

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Voting on UW-Madison Campus Up in 2018

The University of Wisconsin–Madison reported that student voting on campus was up in last year’s election, increasing to 52.9 percent in 2018, thanks in part to university-led efforts to encourage voting. “These results show that we as students were excited to vote in 2018,” said Laura Downer, chair of the Associated Students of Madison. “We want to have a say in the future of our country, and we know how crucial voting is to amplifying our voice. I’m looking forward to even higher student participation in 2020!”

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TU Student Voter Turnout Reaches High Mark

According to the NSLVE, TU’s student voting rate was above the voting rate for all institutions (39.1%), and doubled in growth from the 2014 midterm election (20.7%). Towson University also has 85.6% of its student population registered to vote through events like those that happen on National Voter Registration Day, which falls on September 24 this year. 

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