Spotlight on Students: Scripps Classmates Give ‘Vote of Confidence’ to Students Registering for Midterm Elections

Self-described “friends, classmates, and policy nerds” Maggie Thompson ’20 and Harper Mills ’20, both politics majors, were recently talking about the upcoming midterm elections. The conversation grew lively (as political conversations tend to do), and they both realized how critical it was to get as many Scripps students registered to vote as possible. They started canvassing the residence halls (they’re already covered half of campus) and enlisted the help of the Laspa Center for Leadership to get students to register, find their polling places, and even apply for absentee ballots. “We want to make it is easy as possible for students to get registered,” says Mills. “We want our voices to be heard in the midterm elections.”