Sonoma State University students have some of the highest voting rates in the nation. What’s their secret?

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College and university students across the nation voted in record-breaking numbers in the 2020 election, and students at Sonoma State University were among those leading the way.

A recent study conducted by the Institute for Democracy and Higher Education at Tufts University shows that SSU students had a higher-than-average voter turnout compared to other institutions across the country.

According to the report, the average voting rate at public institutions was 65% in 2020. At SSU, however, students surpassed the national average, with 88% of registered students casting ballots — a considerable increase from 57% in the 2018 election. SSU’s voting rate among eligible voters also increased from 43% in 2018 to 78% in 2020, as did voter registration rates.

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