|Elections are important. The people we elect into office make lasting decisions about human and civil rights, the economy, education, the environment, national security, etc. – yet fewer than 60% of Americans have participated in each presidential election since 1968. Every vote is a representation of the rich diversity and complex needs of our nation. Every vote counts. In 2012, Barack Obama won the presidency with just 51% of the popular vote, and in 2016, Donald Trump won with just 46%, with voter turnout hovering around 55% for each election. Only 44.5% of Lafayette students voted in the 2016 presidential election, which was an increase of 10.6% over the 2012 election.
UPDATE: 82.9% OF LAFAYETTE STUDENTS VOTED IN THE 2020 PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION!
May 2nd is the deadline to register to vote in the PA primary elections held on May 17th. Raise your voice to ensure we have quality candidates in November!
HELP US KEEP DOING BETTERREGISTER TO VOTE