Published November 19, 2019
Now that we know for sure that the students at Western Washington University have the highest voting percentage of any University in America, I have a question that every Whatcom County full time resident should ask themselves. Do you believe that our elections should be determined by those who do not work here, raise their families here, pay taxes here, own property here, own businesses here, and live here full time? Just something to think about.
The award Goldsmith refers to is an ALL IN Campus Democracy Challenge award. WWU was 1 of 62 institutions recognized for having 50% or more student participation in the 2018 General Election and received an award for having the highest undergraduate voting rate at a large, public, 4-year institution. The award for the institution with the highest voting rate in the nation went to New College of Florida (64%). Only participating institutions were eligible to receive awards.
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