Data Brief: Going Away for College: Implications for Voting Methods & Student Electoral Participation

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Political engagement

When students “go away” for college, they have the choice to vote from either their prior community or their campus community. What do our historical data suggest about where and how these students have voted in the last presidential election, and what might it mean for the November 2020 election? This IDHE Data Brief, by Senior Researcher Dave Brinker and Data Manager Prabhat Gautam, explores these data and implications for this election season.

Going Away for College: Implications for Voting Methods & Student Electoral Participation