Students are an important voting block and should be encouraged to exercise their right to vote in elections so they can elect candidates who support their priorities. The impact of the student vote can be seen in the table below, especially in states with slim margins of victory for either presidential candidate. As students, we have an opportunity to own our power.
2020 PRESIDENTIAL VOTING DATA
*Source data is from respective state SoS or Board of Elections and student vote turnout from Tufts University-Election Center; **Wisconsin, among others, had voter ID law changes making voting more difficult for students. Voter turnout in University of Wisconsin areas in 2020 plunged by 30% from 2016.
Tables created by Tactical Strategies LLC.