Colleges around the nation are making sure to educate and encourage their student voters, and Indiana State University is being recognized for doing just that.
ISU announced that it has been selected as one of Washington Monthly’s “Best Colleges for Student Voting in 2018”.
And the timing couldn’t be more appropriate as the university also gained it’s on campus polling station for this midterm election.
County Clerk Brad Newman worked hard to help ISU secure the voting center, and he’s so far impressed by the student turn out, “I think we’re doing great with ISU, love the fact that ISU wants us there. And I’m really interested to see the results when I start seeing the demographics of who voted there”.
So whose using the station more, students or faculty?
Vote Inspector Larry Garrett witnessed more students opposed to faculty, and says they had been lined up since the center opened, “We had people before six o’clock, which was exciting. And we’re getting them processed as soon as we can and every vote’s gonna count”.
First time voter Jackson Kershow stayed in line for the full wait time.
And he says the location of the center was worth it, even if the wait was long, “I mean it makes it easier for me to go vote. I probably wouldn’t go vote if I didn’t have a place to go”.