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Student Poll: Do you feel that it is necessary to vote in the upcoming election?

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Students gathered in a counter protest against AAG Andrew Shirvell?s, second from left, protest against U of M student body president

Voting is one of the easiest ways to actively participate in your government but many do not exercise this right. We decided to find out if UMass Boston students were politically minded enough to hit the voting both on November 2nd. One hundred students were surveyed and asked if they believed it was necessary to vote. The majority, 75 students, believed it was their duty as citizens to cast a ballot and participate while 25 students were satisfied with being followers – or simply felt that their vote didn’t matter.

 

Do you feel that it is necessary to vote in the upcoming election?

Yes 75%

No 25%

 

100 students surveyed.