Students prompted to vote, get free lunch

Posted at 4:42 PM, Nov 01, 2018
and last updated 2018-11-02 05:13:54-04

In the last few days before election day, students at Florida Atlantic University are being encouraged to cast their votes.

A free lunch and an offer to pledge to get to the on-campus polling place greeted students on Thursday afternoon.

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“I do feel like people may think their votes (don't) count,” says Madie Tolchin of NextGen Florida, a group that has registered 4,000 students in Palm Beach County and the Treasure Coast.

Turnout among college students in early voting seems to be lagging behind other groups in this year’s midterm election.

Tolchin says the strategy is talk about issues that matter to students, such as the cost of college and healthcare.

Early voting is being offered on some college campuses for the first time this year in Florida, including at FAU.

Election Day is Nov. 6.