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Student Congress encourages young voters

The Oakland Post, Rachel Yim:

Their effort doesn’t end in spreading the words out to the OU community. Bradley and Jeremy Johnson, director of Civic Affairs, have worked with the Residence Life association and the Alpha Lambda Delta honor society to provide voter engagement training sessions that help attendees learn about voting and how they can get others involved in the voting process.

Students can access resources about the registration and voting process include:

  1. Michigan Department of State student voting guide

  2. Campus Election Engagement Project candidate and issue guides

  3. Campus Vote Project voting procedure guide

  4. League of Women Voter personalized ballot guide

  5. ACLU voting rights guide

The National Study of Learning, Voting and Engagement (NSLVE) from Tufts University shows an exceptional voting rate among registered students of 80.9 percent for OU, compared to a national average of around 75 percent, with overall voting rate of 56.7 percent compared to the national average of around 50 percent.

Read the full article here.


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