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FSU designated Voter Friendly Campus

Cumberland Times-News, Staff Report:


"FROSTBURG — Frostburg State University has once again been designated a Voter Friendly Campus by national nonpartisan organizations Fair Elections Center’s Campus Vote Project and NASPA — Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education, one of more than 231 designated schools in the country. FSU first received the recognition in 2017, following the 2016 presidential election.


The initiative held participating institutions accountable for planning and implementing practices that encourage their students to register and vote in 2020 elections and in the coming years.


FSU was evaluated based on a campus plan about how the university would register, educate and turn out student voters in 2020, how FSU facilitated voter engagement efforts on its campus and a final analysis of its efforts — all in the face of the upheaval caused by a global pandemic. The designation is valid through December 2022.


The success of the engagement efforts was evidenced by the increase in student turnout. Among the engagement efforts was a series of New York Times discussions and guest speakers, held virtually because of the pandemic, which engaged students in discussions about prominent issues. With TurboVote, an online tool, FSU also facilitated student voter registration. TurboVote was continuously available through FSU webpages and publicized through numerous campus venues."


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