March 29 @ 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm EDT
100% Democracy: The Case for Universal Voting
Twenty-six countries around the world require participation in elections, including Australia, which has required citizens to cast a ballot since 1924 and had over 90 percent voter turnout in its last major election. The U.S., on the other hand, lags behind other democracies, with only 66.8 percent of eligible voters participating in the record-turnout election of 2020. If Americans are required to pay taxes and serve on juries, why not ask—or require—every American to vote?
Join us on March 29 at 4:30 pm for a conversation with Washington Post columnist E.J. Dionne and Harvard fellow Miles Rapoport, moderated by Students Learn Students Vote Coalition executive director Clarissa Unger. We’ll discuss Miles and EJ’s new book “100% Democracy, “universal voting policies around the world, and what it would look like to build a democracy on campus and in our country where everyone is included.
This event is co-sponsored by: Baltimore Collegetown Network, Hopkins Votes, JHU Department of Political Science, JHU Center for Talented Youth, MICA Center for Creative Citizenship, SLSV Coalition, and the SNF Agora Institute.