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College Plan

Seminars that convey information about how to vote and why voting is important increase turnout among younger voters. Impact is similar to door-to-door canvassing.

  • First Time Voter programs increase turnout by 9%
  • By spring of senior year, a large proportion of high school seniors have reached voting age, but only a small proportion vote.
  • Need to learn how register to vote and how cast a ballot
  • Rather than seem confused in front of others, young voters abstain
  • Students appreciate learning how every aspect of their lives is affected by elected officials

 

Pursue “First Impression” opportunities

  • Move-in day
  • Student organization fairs
  • Classroom “storms”
 

Leverage campus organizations and leaders

  • Student clubs
  • Greek outreach

 

Utilize student’s internet based social networks

 

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