New Article: The Student Voting Mess

Posted by The American Prospect on August 4, 2020

“If you think voter registration in a pandemic is a challenge generally, consider the special case of college students who have no idea where they will be living in September.”

This article describes how programs at five colleges use one-to-one outreach to increase registration rates. It’s not impossible this year to reach students with one-to-one attention.  That’s what moves the needle on voting rates.  Sending things — reminders, exhortations, information, web referrals — this is not a bad thing to do, but with students already receiving literally hundreds of such missives, adding another one can’t really be expected to make a noticeable difference.

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