Report: Voter Turnout On The Rise by University Of Oregon Students

Oct 16, 2019

Voter turnout is on the rise on the University of Oregon campus, according to a new study.

The report is from the Institute for Democracy and Higher Education at Tufts University. It found that between 2014 and 2018, turnout by University of Oregon students rose by 11 percent.

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It reflects a broader trend of student engagement at campuses across the country. According to the report, roughly two out of five college students voted in the 2018 election. That’s double the rate from the previous midterm election in 2014. The report also shows that turnout rate is very similar across public and private universities, with two-year colleges trailing by a small margin.