On Sept. 28, UConn’s Undergraduate Student Government (USG) and Public Interest Research Group (UConnPIRG) will co-host the on-campus HuskyEngage Summit in McHugh Hall from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. This event will expose students to each organization’s initiatives, but more importantly it’s meant to provide a… Read more
University of Connecticut students voted in the 2018 midterm elections at a 44% turnout, slightly higher than the national average for college students. According to recent studies from Rutgers University and the National Study of Learning, Voting and Engagement (NSLVE), over 7.5… Read more
“Are you registered to vote?” UConn students called out to their classmates on the plaza outside the Homer Babbidge Library on Tuesday morning. It was National Voter Registration Day and students working with UConnPIRG, a statewide advocacy group, crisscrossed Fairfield… Read more
HARTFORD — Trinity College students will join a massive push nationwide to register voters.
Several University of Connecticut organizations hosted giveaways, talked to students about voting and offered free cake to get students excited about voting in this year’s midterm elections at UConnPIRG’s Ballot Block Party on Friday.
Student activist group UConnPIRG hopes to encourage voter turnout in University of Connecticut students through the New Voters Project (NVP) campaign it will run throughout the semester.
New expert estimates indicate that turnout of young voters between the ages of 18 and 29 will likely exceed 50 percent in yesterday’s national election. This strong showing places 2012 on par with record 2008 turnout rates and bucks predictions of a precipitous drop-off in young voter participation.