Turning Out the Student Vote

When it comes to voter turnout, the track record in the United States isn’t great. According to the Pew Research Center, voter-turnout has gone from a low of just under 50% in 1996 to 58% in 2008. Turnout among young voters (age 18 to 29) is even lower. In western Mass, student-led efforts to reverse this trend are underway. UMass Amherst student Timmy Sullivan, Smith College student Amelia Windorski, and UMass Amherst Political Science professor Justin Gross joined Carried Saldo to discuss what’s being done to turn out the student vote for the midterm elections.