UChiVotes highlighted in Chicago Sun-Times

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Chicago millennials outpace baby boomers at the ballot box, lead turnout surge

By Stefano Esposito and Adam Thorp

Owen Elrifi, 21, a student at the University of Chicago, agreed the efforts to inform young people about the voting process worked. He saw a positive impact from a program called UChiVotes, which arranged for an early voting site to be opened on campus, among other measures.

“There has been such a push this year, nationally and at our school to to increase young voter turnout. … I’ve seen a lot less people who are uninformed,” Elrifi said. A lot more of his peers had “information accessible to them” — and they were able to “vote in an informed way,” he said.

You can read the full piece in the Sun-Times here.