"At the Community College of Philadelphia, their voter growth is unique. Of all the Philadelphia colleges surveyed by the National Study of Learning, Voting, and Engagement, CCP was the only one where the percentage of students who voted increased despite having fewer students registered to vote overall. David Thomas, vice president of strategic initiatives at CCP, credits that to the college’s efforts to keep turnout high. He said CCP always ensures voter outreach work happens in the evenings as well as during daytime classes. 'You can imagine if a student is coming in the evening, it’s because they can’t come in the morning, so we didn’t want to exclude those students,' Thomas said."
For 2020, Philadelphia hopes to build on 2018 record-breaking young voter turnout
Wednesday, January 8, 2020 - 4:13pm