Suffolk students take their civic roles seriously, and the University has been classified as a "high-voting-rate campus," according to a campus report on student voting rates from Tufts University's Jonathan M. Tisch College of Civic Life.
The report looks at the 2012 and 2014 voter registration and voting rates of more than 909 colleges and universities nationwide, with Suffolk placing in the high-voting-rate category with just 90 other institutions. The report highlights Suffolk’s high student voting rates in comparison to other institutions.
As the election season gets into its full post-Labor Day swing, many organizations on campus are working to ensure that members of the Suffolk community have the information they need to register to vote, find their voting location, and access the electoral process.
The Center for Community Engagement is hosting voter registration tables in the lobbies of the Sawyer and Somerset buildings from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. every Tuesday through Oct. 18. Information is available at the Center for Community Engagement, eighth floor, Room 824, Sawyer Building, and in the Government Department, 10th floor, 73 Tremont. The first 100 people who register to vote will receive a free T-shirt.
The Government Department and the Center for Community Engagement continue to coordinate election-related activities. Students are actively involved, and Suffolk’s renowned Political Research Center polls, to be published each Thursday until Election Day, are cited daily across the country.