The purpose of this research is to evaluate the effect of Binghamton University students on Broome County local elections and test the argument that students voting in local elections detracts from the needs of local residents. Research was conducted by the distribution of surveys to Binghamton University students. Five locals were interviewed to report their standpoint to analyze the argument’s impact of college students on local elections. The consensus was that locals do not significantly agree with the argument because it’s not an issue in Broome County. The data presented an unexpected result, a portion of students agreed with the argument, they believed it wasn’t their place to vote in Broome County elections. The data exhibited no significant number of students participating in Broome County local elections. This research concludes that the statement that Binghamton University students voting in local elections detracts from the needs of local residents is invalid.
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Shirkey, Andrea, "Evaluating the Effect of Binghamton University Students on Broome County Local Elections" (2023). Research Days Posters 2023. 91.