A Institute of Politics at Harvard Kennedy School poll released last month found that 40% of 18-29 year-olds are “definitely” voting in the midterms. That is on track to match or exceed the record breaking midterm turnout from 2018. Today, we turn our attention to some Wisconsin college-age students who are doing more than just voting.
Today we talk with Amanjot Kaur and Laine Bottemiller who are UW-Madison students and interns with BadgersVote, a UW-Madison initiative. We talk about student engagement in this election, what is motivating students to vote, and obstacles students might face when trying to vote.
Then UW-Oshkosh Professor of Political Science Dr. James Krueger joins us to talk about his course: Essentials of Civic Engagement. The course is primarily for first semester sophomores to learn how to become more engaged in the election process. We also hear from a student enrolled in the course, Dylan Ruebl.