Experiment to help more working women vote

The Indiana county where Purdue University is located is proposing to let voters register online and choose where they’d like to be able to vote–an innovation that’s likely to increase working women’s ability to vote by letting them vote where they work instead of having to squeeze it into an already jammed morning routine at home (pets, kids, chores, much-needed sleep, whatever).

A system like this has been in use for three years in Colorado with good results. Interestingly, this story in Indiana State University’s online student paper has its editorial board posing a question: why Purdue first? I wrote to the editor to ask if he’d mind sharing what he thought the answer might be. Rest of the story here.


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