Democrats are reaching out to college-aged voters, ahead of the June 5th recall elections.
The percentage of college students that vote is below that of middle-aged people or senior citizens. But when college students in Wisconsin do come to the polls, they tend to vote for Democrats. Democratic candidate for governor Tom Barrett campaigned on the UW-Milwaukee campus Monday. (5/14) Barrett says he's concerned that some students will be changing addresses in the next three weeks, and may not meet a new residency requirement.
A UW-Milwaukee student who gave her name as Madeline Rose says she plans to move back to Elkhorn for the summer, but will figure out how to vote legally. Rose says the recall election is important.
Rose says she did not vote in the recall primary because she was busy with college exams. That's another challenge for Democrats. Some students may be late to the recall fight and are only now tuning in, just as some of them head off for vacation or summer jobs. Democrats also had a registration and absentee voter drive Monday night at the UW-Madison.