video by Joe O'Neill
Dickinsonians turned out in force to exercise their right to vote on Election Day, Tuesday, Nov. 8.
In the weeks prior to the event, the nonpartisan Dickinson Votes group helped publicize the big day across campus and answer questions about registration, voting places and the candidates. Several days before, President John E. Jones III ’77, P’11, sent a campuswide email to encourage all Dickinsonians to take part in this key element of a democratic society.
Finally, on Nov. 8, students who’d arranged to vote on campus followed sidewalk chalk arrows to Bosler Memorial Library, where they were welcomed by student, faculty and staff greeters. Dickinson employees were permitted to take up to three hours of paid time to vote in person.
Thirty-seven political science students went out into the local community to conduct exit polls. Students in Associate Professor of Political Science Sarah Niebler’s Research Methods class will analyze the data to better understand driving factors behind voters' decision-making.
"Any opportunity to get community input and feedback is very important," says Anne Fisher-Henson '24, a political science major and student pollster who's interested in community development.
Published November 8, 2022