Voter Turnout at Rutgers University’s New Brunswick campus nearly quadrupled compared to the last congressional midterm in 2018, the Eagleton Center for Youth Political Participation announced Thursday.
Last year, 43% or the University’s students voted, according to data released by the Tuft University’s Institute for Democracy & Higher Education. In 2014, only 11% of Rutgers students voted.
“These strong voting rates reflect larger national trends of increased political interest and engagement among young adults. Here on this campus, this remarkable outcome can be attributed to the collaborative work of a hard-working and dedicated civic engagement coalition of campus administrators, faculty, and students and the commitment of the University to create a campus culture supportive of civic learning and engagement,” YPP director Elizabeth Matto said.