Dartmouth Students Make News Championing Their Right to Vote


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The student-run Dartmouth College Republicans and Dartmouth College Democrats have teamed up to fight a New Hampshire bill that seeks to disenfranchise student voters who attend college outside of their hometowns.

It’s a legitimate fight, says a commentary published by The Huffington Post; both the United States District Court for the District of New Hampshire and the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in the 1970s that students must receive the same presumption of residency as other citizens for voting purposes.

New Hampshire College Democrats president Jeremy Kaufmann ’12, from Woodcliff Lake, N.J., took to the airwaves to defend his right to vote in New Hampshire. On February 7, he appeared on Radio Boston, a production of Boston public radio station WBUR, alongside bill sponsor Gregory Sorg, a Republican representative to the New Hampshire legislature from Easton, N.H.


Jeremy M. Kaufmann ’12, president of the New Hampshire chapter of the College Democrats of America (left); Joshua Schiefelbein ’14, leader of the Dartmouth College Libertarians (center); and Richard W. Sunderland III ’11, leader of the Dartmouth College Republicans (right). The groups collaborated on holding a forum on student voting rights on February 16, 2011, which was covered by the Associated Press. (photos by Joseph Mehling ’69)

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