Temple University is helping students get out to the polls by running a shuttle system from the student center. The shuttle is a part of an initiative to make student voting an easier process.
Temple Student Government President, Aron Cowen, commented about this responsibility; “this is something that has been done 4 years ago and its something we wanted to continue to do when we were looking for ways to increase student turnout for elections”.
Temple Update’s very own correspondent, Hannah McComsey, rode the shuttle with several students to see how well the system works. The shuttle was quick and efficient, but many students aren’t aware of the resource and are finding out about it through last-minute word-of-mouth.
Sophomore, Kalieyah Lahens, got a text from her friend the morning of election day and decided to try the shuttle instead of walking to her polling place. “I think it well it was a lot easier to get here because I didn’t really know where I was going.”
The Temple Shuttles run until about 4 pm. on election night constantly dropping students off at polling places within the area. The shuttles travel in a loop to ensure that all Temple students who are going out to cast their vote are able to get to and from their polling places.