September 23, 2019

Goucher College recognized for student voter engagement

Goucher College students turned out to vote at a higher rate than the national average for colleges and universities across the nation.

Goucher Votes

 

Goucher College students turned out to vote at a higher rate than the national average for colleges and universities across the nation, according to the most recent report from the National Study of Learning, Voting, and Engagement (NSLVE). Goucher students voted at a rate of 47.9 percent in the 2018 midterm election compared to the national average of 39.1 percent.

“Goucher student participation in the 2018 election is a testament to their commitment to democratic engagement and voting,” said Nina Kasniunas, associate professor in political science.

Voter registration drives and voter mobilization efforts like Voter Extravaganza take place on campus throughout the year. For this year’s National Voter Registration Day, students will be asked to take the pledge to vote in the 2020 election. Organizers will also be available to help anyone who is not yet registered to vote, secure a ballot for the next election.