In celebration of National Voter Education Week, the Morgridge Center for Public Service and the BadgersVote Coalition took to the street to ask Badgers why they vote.
Voting is an important part of upholding democracy and encouraging young people to be involved in local and national politics, and we want to make sure students know why they should vote and why their voice matters.
Tuesday, Nov. 8 is a national election, with voters around the country casting their ballots for governor, Congress, state legislature, attorney general and partisan county races.
Making sure students have the knowledge of how to vote, where to vote, and why their vote matters is a key mission of BadgersVote. Many students face roadblocks in not knowing when elections are or where they can vote, and by hitting the streets we aim to get more students educated on civic engagement.
Students can also visit vote.wisc.edu to be prepared to vote in the Nov. 8 election.