A&M Joins 2022's List for Best Student Voting
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Young people in the 18- to 24-year-old age bracket are beginning to vote more, and not just in presidential election years, according to a recent issue of the Washington Monthly.
The publication gives partial credit for the rise in voting to student voting organizers, who mobilized young Americans to register and cast ballots despite the pandemic and restrictive voting laws. Campus efforts were facilitated, in large measure, by the phenomenal Monica Clarke and the Get Out the Vote Initiative.
Alabama A&M University made the magazine’s “Best Colleges for Student Voting” list, fifth among HBCUs. To make the student voting honor roll, AAMU had to submit 2020 and 2022 action plans to the ALL IN Campus Democracy Challenge. It had to sign up to receive data from the National Study of Learning, Voting, and Engagement (NSLVE), which calculates college-specific registration and voting rates. And, AAMU had to have 2018 and 2020 NSLVE data available to the public to show “a repeated commitment to increasing student voting—and have been transparent about the results.”