For cryin’ out loud. These are supposed to be our best and brightest and we can’t expect them to figure this out? I’m almost certain that every Wisconsin college kid under 21 can figure out how to get beer.
There are many barriers that keep college students away from the polls. They include registration and voting requirements that vary from state to state, difficulty with obtaining the proper ID or proving residency, lack of familiarity with local issues and local candidates and uncertainty about how or where to vote — at home or at school.
Some laws passed over the previous four years, including in Wisconsin, have created even more barriers.
To help students navigate the system, the newly formed Wisconsin Student Power Alliance plans to hire between 18 and 20 organizers on campuses across the state this fall whose first project will be a nonpartisan get-out-the-vote drive, co-director Lamonté Moore said.