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"Ohio University is one of over 200 campuses in 37 states and the District of Columbia designated today as a “Voter Friendly Campus.”
The initiative, led by national nonpartisan organizations Fair Elections Center’s Campus Vote Project (CVP) and NASPA – Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education, held participating institutions accountable for planning and implementing practices that encouraged their students to register and vote in 2020 elections and in the coming years.
The mission of the Voter Friendly Campus designation is to bolster efforts that help students overcome barriers to participating in the political process. OHIO was evaluated based on a campus plan about how the University would register, educate, and turn out student voters in 2020, facilitate voter engagement efforts on campus, and a final analysis of those efforts – all in the face of the upheaval caused by a global pandemic. The designation is valid through December 2022.
“It’s important for our students to be civically engaged, and that begins with voting,” Ohio University President M. Duane Nellis said. “I’m proud that OHIO has received the Voter Friendly Campus honor, and I am thankful for the students and staff that have made such a difference in getting our students prepared to participate in the electoral process.”
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