The upcoming midterm election is likely to see voters who are voting for the first time.
About 13.4 percent of freshman students who attend OU are from out-of-state, according to the Ohio University Office of Institutional Research 2018 report.
“I knew more about my home election, and it’s a pretty big election for Florida this year,” Sydney Borsellino, a freshman studying sociology and a first-time voter, said. “So I decided to vote absentee in this midterm.”
In-state students who want to vote in Athens but did not change their address can still vote in Athens using a provisional ballot, Quivey said. Out-of-state voters cannot vote provisionally.
“For convenience, I am voting in Athens.” Cody Pomeroy, a senior studying media arts, said. Pomeroy is an in-state student.
Out-of-state voters had to be registered by Oct. 9. The amount of out-of-state voters who vote in Ohio in unknown, Quivey said.
“I am voting in Georgia because that is where I still live even though I am (in Ohio) for school,” Rachel Calvis, a freshman studying journalism, said. “Either way, I still think it is very important for people to voice their opinions and views no matter where you are.”