More than 71 percent of Montana voters voted in the midterm election, the highest turnout in state history. It was also higher across the country. National exit polls show that included more young voters — or 18 to 29 year olds. But younger voters still have the lowest turnout rates of any age group.
That’s where Andrew Seligsohn comes in. He’s the president of Campus Compact, a nonprofit group that partners with with colleges and universities across the country to get students to the polls and keep them engaged after elections.
Seligsohn was in Missoula Thursday to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the local affiliate, Montana Campus Compact. MTPR's Rosie Costain talked to him about keeping students engaged now that the election is over and about a new initiative aimed getting students involved in the democratic process.