Election 2020

Political Scientist Takes A Look At Voter Engagement In Georgia

Dr. Tammy Greer, a political science professor at Clark Atlanta University,  measured the state's voter engagement ahead of Tuesday's general election, using information provided by the state to balance demographic changes with the number of people who do not take part in the voting process.
Dr. Tammy Greer, a political science professor at Clark Atlanta University, measured the state's voter engagement ahead of Tuesday's general election, using information provided by the state to balance demographic changes with the number of people who do not take part in the voting process.
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Dr. Tammy Greer, a political science professor at Clark Atlanta University, says it’s no surprise Georgia is suddenly a battleground state.

Greer measured the state’s voter engagement ahead of Tuesday’s general election. She used information provided by the state to balance demographic changes with the number of people who do not take part in the voting process.

Greer spoke to WABE’s “Morning Edition” host Lisa Rayam about the state’s voter engagement trends ahead of the election.

Rayam asked Greer if she finds that the students she works with at Clark Atlanta University are passionate about Nov. 3.

“I see that there’s a deep passion around politics and policy,” Greer said. “What tends to happen is there’s a disconnect between how to effectively impact those changes. I see young people being very passionate about quite a bit of the issues around environmental issue around education, around immigration, around equity when it comes to all persons in this country. The disconnect comes with understanding the specifics of the governing process and how change can be impacted in the long term.”

To cast your ballot, voters can go to the secretary of state’s website or call their county elections office to check on their polling place for the Tuesday’s general election.

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