Polling on campus could up student voting

Monday, November 5, 2018

ASU Now reports that polling places on all four Arizona State University campuses could help increase voting among Millennials:

Joseph Garcia, director of communication and community outreach at the Morrison Institute for Public Policy at Arizona State University, said that having a voting location on campus, like the one on ASU's Tempe campusStudents and community members can vote at the Palo Verde West building, helps to normalize the act of voting.

“When the peer groups and millennials see other millennials voting, and millennials talking about voting, it becomes a little bit more of accepted behavior,” Garcia said. “As opposed to a foreign thing where you have to go someplace else, and then you vote and you go back to your real life. So I think that it is a big plus to be able to vote on campus because then you are seeing that other people like you are participating.”

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