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NESCAC Votes: Students and staff strategize voter participation efforts for the 2020 elections

NESCAC Votes: Students and staff strategize voter participation efforts for the 2020 elections
November 7, 2019
Delegates from NESCAC schools convened at the two-day event to share methods for increasing political participation and best practices for facilitating political discussions in the classroom.

Student voting participation triples from 2014 to 2018 midterm elections

MiddVote members (from left to right) Kayla Lichtman ’21, Neta Kafka ’22.5, Paige Dickson ’21, Sophie Levine ’23, and Abby Denis ’21 run voting drive outside of McCullough Student Center for National Voter Registration Day.
September 26, 2019
Student voting initiatives helped to boost the percentage of students who voted from 15% to 51% in four years.

With Easy Voter Access, Students Opted to Vote Local

With Easy Voter Access, Students Opted to Vote Local
After Absentee Ballot Failures, Students Opted to Vote in Addison County
November 29, 2018
Midterm elections historically see far lower turnout than presidential elections, especially among college students. But this year’s midterms, at least in Middlebury, represented a deviation from that trend: 67 more students cast their votes in the town of Middlebury this midterm election than during the 2016 presidential election, a 30 percent increase. 
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