The Youth Voting Rights Act aims to empower student voter across the nation
If this act is passed, all public universities will be required to provide voter registration services to its students, set up voting polls on campus for all federal elections, allow students to use their campus address as place of residency and mandate elections to include student ID as acceptable voter identification.
Mike Burns, the national director for the Campus Vote Project, advocates for more accessible voting. He and his team have worked with universities across the U.S. to provide students with accessible voting services.
“I got into [ Campus Vote Project] because I think it is important when everyone in the community has their voice heard,” Burns said. “But structurally, we have not built a democracy that is good at creating ‘on ramps’ and welcoming the newest members of that democracy into the process and helping them navigate it.”