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UMSL recognized as ‘Voter Friendly Campus’ for efforts to foster engagement

UMSL Daily, Ramona Curtis:

"Setting up virtual voter registration events, creating a student-driven social media campaign and educating students on changes in the local election process are some of the reasons why the University of Missouri–St. Louis has been designated a “Voter Friendly Campus.”

The designation comes from national nonpartisan organizations Fair Elections Center’s Campus Vote Project and NASPA – Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education. It recognizes higher education institutions for planning and implementing practices to encourage their students to register and vote, beginning with the 2020 elections and continue in the years ahead.

UMSL was recognized for the third time. It joined 230 other campuses in 37 states and the District of Columbia in receiving the designation, which is valid through December 2022. Among the institutions recognized, four are in the St. Louis region.

The Voter Friendly Campus designation seeks to bolster efforts that help students overcome barriers to participating in the political process. UMSL was evaluated based on voter engagement efforts under an implementation plan to educate and register students and increase voter turnout in 2020 – all in the face of COVID-19 restrictions."

Read the full article HERE.


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