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Political Campaigns Work to Engage Younger Kansas Voters

Students use electronic tablets to register to vote during a registration drive at Washburn University in September. (Photo by Celia Llopis-Jepsen /  Kansas News Service)

Voter turnout soared in 2018 among college students nationally and in the state of Kansas. The increase was especially dramatic at some of the state’s largest schools. In 2020 political races, more young people may hear from campaigns that often focus on older constituents. Celia Llopis-Jepsen, of the Kansas News Service, reports. 

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