HENDERSON – Nevada State College announced student voter turnout increased by nearly 28 percentage points over four years according to a recent report from The National Study of Learning, Voting and Engagement at Tufts University’s Institute for Democracy & Higher Learning which collects student voter registration and turnout data.
From 2014 to 2018, the Nevada State College student voting rate increased from 17.8 percent to 45.3 percent. This voting rate is above the national average college student voting rate of 39 percent.
Voter registration rates for Nevada State College students also increased by nine percent over the same time frame. The increase in Nevada State College student turnout rates may be attributed to the fact that 54.3 percent of students voted early in 2018 and only 39.7 percent voted early in 2014.
Nevada State College President Bart Patterson is proud with the increase in student voting rates and continues to encourage students to vote early.
“Voting is at the heart of our democracy and Nevada State College is once again an early voting location for this election,” said Patterson. “Every election is important, but this one feels historic and I encourage every eligible student to participate in this election and vote early, if possible.”
All Clark County Voters may vote or drop off their mail ballots at Nevada State College’s Rogers Student Center on October 26 or 27 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. For answers to frequently asked questions about the election, including registration deadlines, visit https://www.nvsos.gov/sos/elections/election-resources/faqs.
ABOUT NEVADA STATE COLLEGE
Nevada State College, a four-year public institution, is a member of the Nevada System of Higher Education. Nevada State places a special emphasis on the advancement of a diverse and largely under-served student population. Located on a developing 512-acre campus in the foothills of Henderson, Nevada, the college was established in 2002 as a new tier in the state system between the research universities and the two-year colleges and, as such, is Nevada’s only state college. Nevada State College is one of the fastest-growing colleges in the country and the fastest growing in Nevada. It currently has more than 7,000 students and more than 800 full- and part-time employees. For more information, visit http://nsc.edu.
Maddie Skains, MassMedia