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Students Lead Efforts To Register Voters, Recruit Poll Workers As Deadline

Updated: Jan 19, 2021

UVA Today, Caroine Newman:

The Center for Politics has been running a national social media campaign encouraging citizens to register and vote, including distributing more than 6,000 face masks with a slogan borrowed from President Lyndon B. Johnson’s 1964 campaign: “The stakes are too high for you to stay home.” (Some masks are still available; students can request one via the Center for Politics website.)

Center for Politics staff have also worked with both Koizumi and second-year student Ann Ashley Daniel in their role as fellows with the nonpartisan Campus Vote Project, which promotes voter registration at campuses across the country. Daniel is a WorkElections Fellow with the project, focused on recruiting student poll workers.

“Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the fact that the majority of poll workers are usually over the age of 65, America is experiencing a nationwide poll worker shortage, which can lead to longer lines and fewer opportunities to socially distance at polling stations,” Daniel said.

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