Miami Dade College News, Staff report
Miami, March 18, 2021 – For the third time, Miami Dade College (MDC) has been designated a Voter Friendly Campus, by NASPA – Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education and the Fair Election Center’s Campus Vote Project, for promoting voter registration and voting on campus. As part of the College’s ongoing efforts to foster community involvement and civic engagement, MDC’s North and Kendall Campuses served as early voting sites for the 2020 election cycles. The Kendall Campus was also an Election Day polling site.
MDC’s Institute for Civic Engagement and Democracy (iCED) developed and implemented a comprehensive nonpartisan voter engagement effort across all eight campuses, which included:
Creating a one-stop election-ready website (edu/vote) that garnered more than 27,000 views
Implementing the Motivote civic tech platform that resulted in more than 750 students completing 5,000 voter engagement actions in preparation to cast an informed vote
Recruiting an estimated 200 students to work as poll workers
Hosting faculty professional development “Fostering Voter Engagement Across All Disciplines” workshops for more than 200 MDC faculty
Hosting multiple events for National Voter Registration Day, National Voter Education Week, and National Vote Early Day
Coordinating free Lyft rides for more than 300 MDC students and their friends to get to the polls
Registering more than 6,000 MDC students to vote with the help of Engage Miami
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