POLL: BSU Voter Turnout
On Super Tuesday, Bridgewater State University students were asked how they casted their votes. Specifics were asked to find out whether they early voted, sent in an absentee ballot, went to the polls the day of, or did not vote at all.
Students had a variety of answers to these questions with 6% of responses saying that they vote at their local polls early. 8% of responses showed that students voted early but with an absentee ballot meaning they sent their vote through USPS. Super Tuesday voters clock in this survey with 12% of respondents stating they voted or planned to vote on Tuesday.
The sum of all who voted only made up 26% which is barley above a quarter of the respondents. This means almost three fourths of the students that were polled did not vote. The 74% percent of students who said they didn’t vote gave several reasons for not doing so such as their towns not sending the absentee ballot in time, not understanding the process to get an absentee ballot, or not being able to leave campus to vote in the towns that they are registered to vote in. Most of these students also shared that they didn’t plan to vote in the presidential election in November.