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Make Your Vote Count: UT Students Spreading Awareness

Minaret, Lily Shayani:

Some may agree that 2020 has been a hectic year. With news circling around topics of COVID-19, the upcoming election may be the last thing on some people’s minds. However, Senator Bernie Sanders stated that “this is the most important election of our lifetimes,” in a New York Times article last April.

“Historically, young adults have voted at lower rates than older cohorts,” stated Campus Vote Project. “However, we saw a modest increase in student turnout from 2012 to 2016 and a tremendous improvement in youth turnout from 2014 to 2018.”

Millennials and Gen Z will be the largest share of eligible voters in 2020, but because of their lower voting rates have not been the largest share of the electorate in previous elections, according to Campus Vote Project.

The University of Tampa has two main political clubs that students can easily become involved in: UT College Democrats and UT College Republicans. Both are student-run organizations dedicated to educating their peers on politics and spreading their party’s message.

Read the full article here.


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