The voting rate for young people is on the rise, and UNCG’s rate is among the highest in the nation. Seventy-four percent of the student body voted in the 2020 election. The students, faculty, and staff behind the UNCG Votes Initiative aim to keep that rate up for the 2022 midterm elections.
“A midterm is just as important as a presidential election,” says Kristina Gage, associate director for civic engagement at UNCG. “Voting is a habit, not just something we do every four years. We want to help students understand that local issues in our state impact them and that they need to have a voice in them.”
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