Engagement of eligible voters in the St. Louis City mayoral primary was just 22.12%, with 44,538 people casting 69,607 votes using the new “approval voting” system, March 2.
As the city of St. Louis gears up for the first primary of its mayoral election, several Washington University students are actively engaging with the campaigns.
Dr. Shantay Bolton, Tulane University’s vice president and deputy chief operating officer, will join the Washington University community as executive vice chancellor for administration and chief administrative officer, Jul. 1.
Just 52.5% of eligible students voted in 2016 and 41.8% in 2018, but as students head to the polls today, there is optimism that student voter turnout will increase from past years to meet WashU Votes’ goal of 62.5%.
There is no shortage of political opportunities this fall, and the College Republicans and College Democrats are taking full advantage of this to engage students with local and national campaigns.
Student Union senators are drafting petitions to circulate among instructors and students calling for the cancellation of classes and exams on the day of the 2020 presidential elections.
The black community has waited far too long for this conversation, but it is not our duty to begin your racial education.
But as Washington University students, we have the power to influence gun reform. And the Student Life editorial board believes it is our generation’s responsibility to work toward this end.
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