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What colleges can do now to help students vote in the 2020 election

November 22, 2019


In early October, two opponents for a seat in Virginia’s House of Delegates took turns laying out their political stances in front of a small, intimate crowd.

But this wasn’t a typical town hall. In this case, they were fielding questions from some 60 stone-faced students gathered in the common room of a dormitory on James Madison University’s campus.

The students, seated on a hodgepodge of dorm chairs and couches, drilled them on the usual issues raised by the college-aged voting bloc: gun laws, climate change and rising student debt levels.

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