Tufts ACLU chapter sends poll monitors to protect Tufts students’ right to vote

The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) Tufts chapter sent fourteen students to serve as poll monitors at precincts where Tufts students vote, according to Brandon Katz, the organization’s president. Katz, a junior, said that the Jonathan M. Tisch College of Civic Life’s JumboVote Coordinator Diane Alexander (A’16) approached him with the idea late last spring. […]

JumboVote shuttles Tufts students to polling sites on Election Day

The Jonathan M. Tisch College for Civic Life’s JumboVote initiative transported 68 students to and from polling sites in the Medford/Somerville area yesterday from 9 a.m. until polls closed at 8 p.m. According to Alison Aimers, a volunteer for the shuttle program, the shuttles primarily bused students to polling sites at Visiting Nurse Association, Somerville’s Holy Bible Baptist Church, Gantcher Center […]

JumboVote looks to boost students’ voter turnout

JumboVote 2016, described on its website as “a multifaceted, university-wide initiative to boost political learning, engagement and voting in this year’s presidential election,” has been working to tackle the barriers and questions some Tufts students face when registering or voting in order to increase students’ voter registration and turnout. While the JumboVote initiative extends to all of Tufts’ departments, schools and campuses, […]