Students cast ballots through TurboVote
CCU is making it easier for students to vote. An online platform called TurboVote that simplifies the registration and voting process for college students was made available on the CCU campus in May 2016. Through TurboVote, students are able to vote online or by absentee paper ballot forms, and are also sent election reminders via text or email. CCU officials also believe the program will promote civic engagement.
“Participation in politics is fundamental to a healthy democracy, and the participation of CCU students, and all young people, is important to make sure they have a strong voice among the chorus of other citizens,” said Drew Kurlowski, an assistant professor of politics who initiated the project. “TurboVote is a good tool to help students engage with their community, whether that be here in South
Carolina or in their home state. It will help raise students’ awareness of our political calendar, and help them participate all the way down the ballot.”
TurboVote, developed by the nonprofit organization Democracy Works, has around 160 higher education partners.