Transient Student Voting Rights

TitleTransient Student Voting Rights
Publication TypeCase Study
Year of Publication2011
AuthorsFunke, RD, Potthast, A, Boxall, SF, Diaz-Sprague, R, Funke, MB, Myers, GA
Date Published09/2011
PublisherAssociation for Practical and Professional Ethics
Publication Languageeng
Keywordseducation , Government , Government Ethics , PUBLIC , Public Policy
AbstractNew legislation introduced by New Hampshire State Representative Gregory Sorg, HB 176, specifically addresses the rights of students to vote. The bill, if passed, would require that all students vote in their hometowns and not in the town which they reside for educational purposes. The bill would not allow students to register to vote in the town in which they attend university unless they lived in the town prior to enrolling. While some say that the the bill would help one demographic group - students- from overwhelming the votes of the legitimate residents of a town or city, others see this as an effort by politicians to disenfranchise student voters.
NotesCase Study prepared for the Association for Practical and Professional Ethics Intercollegiate Ethics Bowl Regional Competitions, 2011
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