USF Votes Initiative Aims to Register 100 Percent of Eligible Student Voters
Voting is a privilege that is historically limited, manipulated and skewed by lawmakers worldwide. However, those with the right to vote often take the freedom for granted, as evident in low voter participation amongst USF students. The National Study of Learning, Voting, and Engagement reports that in the 2014 midterm election, only 19.6 percent of USF student registered voters showed up to the polls. Comparatively, 33.4 percent of all college students voted in the same election. One program at USF is seeking to change USF’s voter turnout for the better.