Voting on campus: At Haverford College, they want to, but can’t

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From the Philadelphia Inquirer

“Haverford College and some nearby residents for years have been trying to get a polling place closer to or on the grassy Main Line campus.

Students — most of whom do not have cars and who make up the majority of voters in the precinct — must travel about a mile and a half, partially on a road without sidewalks, to get to the polling place, Coopertown Elementary, which isn’t even in the same precinct.

Each proposal they’ve made to the Delaware County board of elections has been flatly rejected. Not enough parking. Parking too far from the entrance. A busy road.

Jack Stollsteimer, the lawyer representing petitioners, alleges the reason is more sinister:  a largely Republican county government that is far from eager to make voting easier for a Democratic-leaning college campus.”