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WebsterVOTES helps Webster earn title of Voter Friendly Campus

The Webster Journal, Jewell Wood:

“'I think due to WebsterVOTES, students are reminded of how important it is to vote,' Sturr said.

After the effort to encourage student voting in the 2020 election, Webster University has been nationally recognized as a Voter Friendly Campus this month. This recognition comes from Fair Elections Center’s Campus Vote Project, which aims to increase, encourage and normalize student voting.

To encourage student participation, WebsterVOTES enlisted the help of students in events. It hosted many events to get students involved, such as putting up signs to point students in the right direction to a voting poll. WebsterVOTES also notarized absentee ballots and provided resources and information on how to register to vote.

Charlie Sturr, a junior at Webster, participated in an event the night before the 2020 presidential election where they put up signs across campus to help students find polling stations. During their freshman year, they were positively impacted by WebtserVOTES."

Read the full article HERE.


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