Few Campuses Offered Early Voting in 2020

Within the 35 states that provided in-person early voting in 2020, 90 % of schools didn’t have an early-voting web site on campus, in response to preliminary findings from a new examine by MTV and Duke College’s grasp in interdisciplinary information science program.

The examine additionally discovered that in these 35 states, 54 % of schools are farther than one mile from the closest early-voting possibility, making it tough for college students and not using a automotive. And out of 45 states that reported Election Day polling information in 2020, 76 % of schools didn’t supply in-person Election Day voting, and 74 % provided no in-person voting choices, both early or on Election Day.

Solely 25 % of faculty college students had an early-voting possibility on campus in 2020, and 44 % may vote on campus on Election Day.

MTV and Duke collaborated to create the Campus Voting Entry Mission, a “student-led effort to higher perceive variation within the accessibility of polling locations to school college students throughout the U.S.,” the web site says. The challenge goals to increase the preliminary findings within the coming months.

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