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UVA joins campuses in nationwide effort to be voter friendly

Augusta Free Press, Staff Report:

"The University of Virginia is joining more than 200 campuses in 37 states and the District of Columbia to be designated as a “Voter Friendly Campus.”

The initiative, led by two national nonpartisan organizations, the Fair Elections Center’s Campus Vote Project and NASPA – Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education, held participating institutions accountable for planning and implementing practices that encouraged their students to register and vote in 2020 elections and in the coming years.

The designation follows an active election cycle at the University of Virginia where students successfully worked together to increase voter registration and raise voter awareness.

The mission of the Voter Friendly Campus designation is to bolster efforts that help students overcome barriers to participating in the political process. The University was evaluated based on an on-Grounds plan by UVA students about how they would register, educate and turn out voters in 2020; how they facilitated voter engagement efforts on Grounds; and a final analysis of their efforts – all in the face of the upheaval caused by a global pandemic.

The designation is valid through December 2022."

Read the full article HERE.


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